LMCB - Laboratory for Molecular Cell Biology

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Affiliated member, UCL Emeritus Professor of Cell Biology

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 laboratory science in 2002, but remained on various scientific advisory boards until 2019. I also remained a co-author of two cell biology textbooks—Essential Cell Biology (until 2019) and Molecular Biology of the Cell (until 2022).

Selected publications

Raff M (2018). Ben Barres (1954-2017). Science 359;280.
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 (2022). Molecular Biology of the Cell (7th edition). New York: W.W. Norton and Company.
Alberts B, et al (2019). Essential Cell Biology (5th edition). New York: W.W.Norton and Company.
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.