Bristol professor elected Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences
7 May 2013
Professor Jeremy Henley, from the School of Biochemistry, has been elected a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences.
Academy of Medical Sciences Fellows are drawn from laboratory science, clinical academic medicine and other professions allied to medical science. The Academy works to improve health through research and to advance medical science, and its translation into benefits for society, through promoting excellence.
Fellows are elected to the academy for their outstanding contribution to the advancement of medical science, for their application of existing scientific knowledge to innovative health interventions, or for their conspicuous service to medical science and healthcare. Up to 44 new Fellows are elected to the Academy each year.
Professor Henley’s research group uses molecular, biochemical and microscopy approaches to investigate protein interactions and posttranslational modifications that determine how neurotransmitter receptors are targeted to, retained at and removed from synapses under normal, stimulated and pathological conditions. His overall research goal is to better understand key aspects of synaptic structure and function in health and disease.