UCL Division of Biosciences


Dr Guy Moss

Reader in Neuroscience

Neuro, Physiology & Pharmacology

Div of Biosciences

Joined UCL
1st Nov 1996

Research summary

My research interests are strongly interdisciplinary.  I am a member of the British Pharmacological Society and I am one of the team that currently runs their ‘General and Advanced Receptor Theory’ course.  I am also a long-standing member of the Biophysical Society.  Work in my laboratory can be divided into several areas. First, we aim to understand the molecular composition, pharmacology and physiological role of potassium channels. A second theme for my laboratory is developing new biophysical methods, particularly in relation to developing the use of scanning ion conductance microscopy as a tool for studying biology. Finally, we are using biophysical, electrophysiological and systems modelling techniques to examine epithelial cells in health and disease.  This work is in collaboration with Paola Vergani, Vivek Dua and Marco Radi.

Teaching summary

At graduate level I teach in LiDO (London Interdisciplinary doctoral programme).  At undergraduate level I teach and organise the 1st year pharmacology module 'An Introduction to Mechanisms of Drug Action'.  In Year 2 I teach and tutor in General and Systematic Pharmacology as well as Experimental Pharmacology.  In Years 3 & 4year I teach on Receptor Mechanisms and Molecular Pharmacology whist I also contribute to the preclinical training of medical students in Year 2 of the MBBS programme. 


Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine
Other Postgraduate qualification (including professional), Postgraduate Diploma | 1989
Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine
Doctorate, Doctor of Philosophy | 1989
Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine
First Degree, Bachelor of Science | 1985