Professor David Attwell
FRS, FMedSci, Acad Europaea
Jodrell Professor of Physiology
University College London
Tel: (+44/0) 20 7679 7342
The Attwell lab studies neuron-glial interactions and brain energy supply, using patch-clamping, 2-photon imaging, immunolabelling and mathematical modelling techniques.
David Attwell studied physics in Oxford, and then did a PhD in neuroscience with Julian Jack. After a post-doc in Berkeley studying the retina with Frank Werblin, he came to UCL.
The Attwell lab is interested in signalling between neurons, glial cells (microglia, oligodendrocytes and astrocytes) and the vasculature, and in how the brain’s energy supply is controlled and determines the computational power of the brain.