UCL Division of Biosciences

Dr Matthew Gold

Dr Matthew Gold

Principal Research Fellow

Neuro, Physiology & Pharmacology

Div of Biosciences

Joined UCL
1st Oct 2008

Research summary

The Gold lab is a structural and molecular neuroscience lab based in the UCL Department of Neuroscience, Physiology & Pharmacology. We study signalling protein complexes that respond to the second messengers cyclic AMP and calcium. These proteins drive dynamic processes throughout the body including changes in heart rate and insulin release. However, our focus is on protein complexes that regulate synaptic strength which are essential for normal brain function including learning.


More information is available at www.ucl.ac.uk/biosciences/gold-lab


University College London
Other Postgraduate qualification (including professional), ATQ03 - Recognised by the HEA as a Fellow | 2017
Institute of Cancer Research
Doctorate, Doctor of Philosophy | 2007
Birkbeck College
Other qualification, Advanced Certificate | 2005
University of Cambridge
Other higher degree, Master of Natural Science | 2003
University of Cambridge
First Degree, Bachelor of Arts | 2003


Matt graduated with a degree in Natural Sciences from the University of Cambridge. He completed his PhD with Professor David Barford in Structural Biology at the Institute of Cancer Research. He was a Sir Henry Wellcome Fellow with Professor John Scott (University of Washington, Dept. Pharmacology) prior to starting his group at UCL.