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Introduction

The Department has a thriving postgraduate community of circa 100 students. They are involved in projects that span the research in the department, which is broadly divided into 4 thematic areas: Cellular and Systems Physiology; Developmental Biology and Reproduction; Neuroscience; Form and Function.  Visit our research pages for some examples of possible PDN projects and also more detailed information on our research.

The Department is centrally located, housed in two buildings on the Downing Site. Some members of staff are located in the Wellcome Trust/Cancer Research UK Gurdon Institute and in the Wellcome Trust Centre for Stem Cell Research. We also accommodate the Centre for Trophoblast Research and have strong collaborative links with the Clinical School, the Cambridge Centre for Brain Repair.

We offer excellent opportunities and facilities for training in research, leading to the degree of PhD (Doctor of Philosophy), or MPhil (Master of Philosophy) in the Biological Sciences.


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Brief sensory deprivation triggers cell type-specific structural and functional plasticity in olfactory bulb neurons

Feb 15, 2021

A new study by Elisa Galliano and colleagues in the Grubb lab at King’s College London was recently published in the Journal of Neuroscience. The authors investigated how a short-lived loss of smell (akin to a mild cold) induces functional and structural plasticity in a specific sub-population of dopaminergic interneurons in the mouse olfactory bulb.

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