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Our objective is to provide world-class research and teaching in a friendly department with excellent facilities…

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Undergraduate Students

We offer interesting courses for students in the Natural Sciences Tripos and Medical and Veterinary Science Tripos…

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The Athena SWAN Award

We are delighted to learn of the successful outcome of our Athena SWAN application. The Bronze award has provided the impetus for the Department to create the optimum conditions to enable the career progression of women in science...

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Research

The overarching theme of research in the Department is to discover fundamental mechanisms by which drugs act, and to pave the way for new drug discovery...

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Postgraduate Students

The Department provides an exciting environment for postgraduate training…

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Subpopulation of hypothalamic POMC neurons

Feb 02, 2016

Sex difference in physical activity, energy expenditure and obesity driven by a subpopulation of hypothalamic POMC neurons...

BBSRC-funded PhD studentship available

Jan 22, 2016

A BBSRC-funded PhD place is available to work on a collaborative project in the Lindon and Ladds groups...

Ewan St. John Smith on Cambridge TV

Jan 03, 2016

Dr Ewan St. John Smith was interviewed recently for a programme on Cambridge TV about ageing where he talks about naked mole-rats and why they might live so long....

Two NC3Rs funded PhD studentships

Dec 21, 2015

Two NC3Rs studentships have been awarded to two Pharmacology PI's - Dr Mathew Harper and Dr Walid T Khaled...

Dr Zoé Husson awarded a EMBO Fellowship

Dec 10, 2015

Dr Zoé Husson awarded a EMBO Fellowship. Many congratulations! Zoé project aims at identifying the molecular adaptations evolved by naked mole-rats to resist severe hypoxia without neurotoxicity compared to hypoxia-sensitive mouse models...

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Example of publications

Khaled, WT, Lee SC et al. (2015) BCL11A is a triple-negative breast cancer gene with critical functions in stem and progenitor cells. Nature Communications doi: 10.1038/ncomms6987


Lewin, G. R., Lechner, S. G. and Smith, E. St. J. (2014). Nerve growth factor and nociception: from experimental embryology to new analgesic therapy. Handb Exp Pharmacol, 220, 251-82.