The Centre for the Cellular Basis of Behaviour (CCBB) opened in January 2007 and is part of the Department of Neuroscience at the Institute of Psychiatry.
The objectives of the CCBB are to:
- Substantially increase the Institute’s research capacity in Basic and Clinical Neuroscience.
- Open new areas of research into the neurobiological basis of neurodegenerative and psychiatric disease.
- Strengthen and create collaborative opportunities with King’s Medical School.
- Provide a focus for scientific excellence on the Denmark Hill Campus.
The principle areas of research in the CCBB are:
- Neural Stem Cells
- Molecular Neurobiology
- The Neurobiology of Mental Health
The following research groups collectively form the Centre for the Cellular Basis of Behaviour.
Further information about the research activities of the following Principal Investigators can be found by clicking on the links below.
- Nick Bray (Neurobiology of Schizophrenia)
- Noel Buckley (Molecular Neuroscience)
- Jon Cooper (Pediatric Storage Disorders Laboratory & Batten Disease)
- Karl Peter Giese (Molecular Analysis of Memory)
- Mike Modo (Stem Cell Imaging Laboratory)
- Carmine Pariante (Stress, Psychiatry and Immunology Laboratory)
- Jack Price (Neural Stem Cell Biology)
- Yuh-Man Sun (Molecular Mechanisms of Neural Stem Cell Development)
- Sandrine Thuret (Nutrition, Neurogenesis and Mental Health)
- Dafe Uwanogho (Neural Stem Cell Genomics)
- Brenda Williams (Biology of Neural Stem Cells and Neural Progenitor Cells).
Many of the members of the CCBB are also members of the the Department of Neuroscience and the MRC Centre for Neurodegeneration Research (CNR).
Associated research programmes
Associated staff research interests
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