Scientific Advisory Board

Na Ji


Position: Professor

Affiliation: Department of Physics, Department of Molecular Cell Biology, Helen Wills Neuroscience Institute, University of California, Berkeley

Research Interests: We develop and apply novel imaging methods to understand the brain. Besides inventing methods that make an immediate impact on neuroscience, we also aim to extend the applications of our technologies to other living (and nonliving) systems.

Graham Collingridge


Position: Professor

Affiliation: University of Bristol, England

Research Interests:  The laboratory is interested in synaptic mechanisms and, in particular, synaptic plasticity in the mammalian central nervous system and the phenomena of long-term potentiation (LTP) and long-term depression (LTD), which are forms of synaptic plasticity exhibited by many different classes of synapse in the brain. 

Richard Morris


Position: Professor

Affiliation: Centre for Discovery Brain Sciences, Edinburgh Neuroscience, University of Edinburgh

Research Interests: The primary research interest of my group is the neurobiology of learning and memory, and specifically whether and how memory depends on the ‘plasticity’ of the brain. We seek an understanding of memory mechanisms at the level of synapses, neurons, brain systems, and the underlying physiology that plays out in relevant networks.

Eero Castrén


Position: Professor

Affiliation: Neuroscience Center, University of Helsinki

Research Interests:  Our lab is investigating the role of neurotrophic factors and their receptors on neuronal plasticity and drug responses in adult brain.

Radu Aricescu



Affiliation: MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge Biomedical Campus

Research Interests: We employ a combination of structural biology methods, including X-ray crystallography, cryo-electron microscopy and tomography, to define in high-resolution the architecture of neurotransmitter receptors, their supra-molecular assemblies and, eventually, whole synapses. We aim to link structural work with neuronal physiology, in order to provide fundamental mechanistic insights mechanistic insights into the basic biology of neurotransmission.