Postdoctorate in the lab of Dr. Ole Kiehn (Karolinska Institute,
Stockholm, Sweden) "Function of identified spinal cord
09/1996-08/2000 - PhD in the lab of Dr. Bob Pitman (St. Andrews,
UK) "Aminergic modulation of ACh responses recorded from
an identified insect motorneuron"
1993-1996 - MA in Biological Sciences (Oxford University,
interest lies principally in applying transgenic technologies
in combination with electrophysiology to understand the development
and function of neural networks. One major stumbling block
in investigating vertebrate, and in particular mammalian neuronal
networks, is the identification of specific cell types. Recent
advances in genetics have made it possible to target specific
neuronal populations more effectively and thus reveal principles
behind network organization in more complex systems - a fundamental
step towards treating neuropatholgies.
After a brief stint at Imperial college, Simon has accepted a University Lecturer in Neuroscience position at Oxford University (Keble College) were he continues to work on cortical interneurons.