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Hugh Matthews PhD

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Reader in Sensory Physiology, Fellow of St John's College
Tel: +44 (0)1223 333803, Fax: +44 (0)1223 333840, E-mail:

Research Interests
Phototransduction and olfactory transduction. Calcium homeostasis in vertebrate photoreceptors and olfactory receptors, and its role in modulating their electrical responses. Light-induced calcium release within the photoreceptor outer segment.

Picture taken by Roger Thomas (October 2003). Hugh Matthews (Left), Salome Antolin (Middle) and Johannes Reisert (Right).

Research Students
Ms Salomé Antolin
Ms Yiu Tak Leung

Current Collaborators
Prof Gordon L. Fain, Department of Physiological Science, University of California at Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, USA.
Prof M.Carter Cornwall, Department of Physiology, Boston University Medical School, Boston, MA, USA.
Prof Rosalie K. Crouch, Department of Ophthalmology, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC, USA.
Dr Alapakkam P. Sampath, Department of Physiology & Biophysics, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA.
Dr Johannes Reisert, Department of Neuroscience, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA.

Publications (in PDF).