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We study sensory nerves, the gatekeepers of information input to the nervous system. These cells detect and, to a certain extent, decode the information from our surroundings. Activity of these nerves initiates a long chain of events that ultimately leads to cognition. Our main focus is identifying and studying the genes that enable sensory nerves to detect physical and chemical cues from our environment such as touch, temperature, and chemical irritants. These receptors are vital for our survival, their activity often warning us of potential harm. The fascinating molecular diversity of sensory nerves provides a rich tapestry for these studies. We use electrophysiology, fluorescent imaging, and advanced molecular biological techniques in our investigations. We also develop new techniques, combining genome engineering and high-throughput cell sorting technology to identify new target proteins.


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UNIVERSITY OF Leeds

The University of Leeds is part of the Russell Group of elite universities in the UK. Our institution boasts world-class innovative research and education in a multi-cultural and highly collaborative environment.

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Neur@L

The Neur@l multi-faculty collective represents neuroscience research at Leeds. We are comprised of over 44 research labs from the Faculty of Biological Sciences, the Faculty of Medicine and Health, and the Faculty of Engineering.

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