LMCB - MRC Laboratory for Molecular Cell Biology

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Affiliated member, UCL Emeritus Professor of Cell Biology
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LMCB Room 2.11

Research Synopsis

I began my scientific life as a cellular immunologist.  I then switched to cell biology and developmental neurobiology, mainly focusing on the intrinsic and extrinsic molecular mechanisms that control the development and behaviour of myelinating glial cells and retinal cells.
I retired from active science in 2002 and now spend much of my time on book revisions and scientific advisory boards in the UK, Europe and USA.

Scientific advisory boards

The Champalimaud Institute of the Unknown, Lisbon
Glaucoma Foundation Catalyst For Cure 2, San Francisco
Gulbenkian Institute of Science, Lisbon
Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative, New York
Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics, Oxford
Biomedical Neuroscience Institute, Santiago, Chile
Simons Institute for the Developing Brain, Edinburgh

Selected Publications

Raff M (2011). Looking back. Annu. Rev. Cell Dev. Biol. 27, 1-23
Raff M (2009). New routes into the human brain. Cell 139(7), 1209-1211 doi:10.1016/j.cell.2009.12.010.
Raff M, et al (2008). Painful Publishing. Science 321(5885), 36
Raff M (2007). Intracellular developmental timers. In Clocks and Rhythms ( pp.431-435). Cold Spring Harbor: Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press. 
Raff M (2006). The mystery of intracellular developmental programmes and timers. Biochemical Society Transactions 34, 663-670
Alberts B, et al (2014). Essential Cell Biology (4th edition). New York: Garland Press.
Alberts B, et al (2015). Molecular Biology of the Cell (6th edition). New York: Garland Press.
Hall MN, et al (2004). Cell Growth: Control of Cell Size. New York. Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press.
Greaves, MF, et al (1973). T and B Lymphocytes: Origins, Properties and Roles in Immune Responses. Amsterdam. Excerpta Medica.