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Prof Patrick Anderson

Prof Patrick Anderson

Emeritus Professor

Cell & Developmental Biology

Div of Biosciences

Joined UCL
1st Jan 1984

Research summary

I am interested in why peripheral axons can regenerate following injury but intrinsic CNS axons cannot normally regenerate.

The neuronal cell body response to axotomy, the presence of inhibitory molecules, and the absence of suitable substrates for axonal elongation are key to this problem and are under investigation.

Education

University of Southampton
Doctorate, Doctor of Philosophy | 1974
University of Southampton
First Degree, Bachelor of Science (Honours) | 1970
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