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Name Dr Andrew Doherty
Job title Research Fellow
Teaching Fellow
Department School of Physiology, Pharmacology & Neuroscience University of Bristol
School of Physiology, Pharmacology & Neuroscience University of Bristol
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Qualifications BSc(Sheff), PhD(Kent)
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Keywords brain
neuroscience
synapses
glutamate
synaptic plasticity
Areas of expertise My research was in the pharmacology and trafficking of metabotropic glutamate receptors. Working with Profs Graham Collingridge and David Jane, we were testing phenylglycine derivatives for agonist/antagonists that could distinguish between the group I mGlu receptors. We also looked at the mechanism of internalisation of mGlu1 receptors.

I am now the Senior Scientific Officer for the MRC Centre for Synaptic Plasticity. I manage and maintain large, multi-user equipment as well as the training on those systems. I am further responsible for the the development and maintenance of the web site for the MRC Centre for Synaptic Plasticity and for the development of the web site for the School of Physiology and Pharmacology.

Finally, I am the Deputy Biological Safety Officer for the School of Physiology and Pharmacology, with responsibility for ensuring that work using dangerous pathogens and genetically modified organisms is properly licensed and carried out withing the relevant regulations.