Wolfson Institute for Biomedical Research


Scanning electron micrograph of the dendrites of a cerebellar Purkinje cell - Hausser Lab


Neural Development, Plasticity and Repair

The Neural Development, Repair and plasticity group are investigating how new neurons and glia arise in the embryonic and adult brain and their roles in circuit function, learning and behaviour.

Professor William Richardson

Glial development and function

  • Dr Takahiro Shimizu (Research Associate)
  • Dr Richa Tripathi (Research Associate)
  • Dr Jordan Wright (Research Associate)
Dr Huiliang Li

Mechanisms of neural development

  • Dr Alejandra Quiroga Del Rio (Research Associate)
  • Cheng Yang (PhD student)
  • Dr Yajun Wang (Newton International Fellow)
  • Yumeng Zhang (PhD student)
  • Alexander Fudge (Technician)
  • Dr Jing An (Visiting fellow)
  • Dr Makhliyo Normatova (Visiting Researcher)
Professor Nicoletta Kessaris

Neuronal fate and circuit development

  • Dr Agata Stryjewska  (Research Associate)
  • Márcio Oliveira (PhD student)
  • Zeinab Asgarian (PhD student)


Dr Elena Dreosti

Development and function of the social brain circuit

  • Dr Hande Tunbak (Research Technician)
Lab Manager

Matthew Grist