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Dr Jack Mellor

Dr Jack Mellor

Dr Jack Mellor
BA, PhD(Cantab)

Reader in Neuroscience

Area of research

Synaptic plasticity and its role in learning and memory

Office G27
Medical Sciences Building,
University Walk, Bristol BS8 1TD
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Tel. +44 (0) 117 331 1944
Tel. +44 (0) 117 331 1933

Research summary

Our ability to learn and remember information about our environment is thought to be underpinned by the process of synaptic plasticity. This means that during learning episodes, synapses are stimulated by specific patterns of activity and exposed to neuromodulators that lead to the induction of synaptic plasticity. Subsequently, plasticity is expressed either by the insertion or removal of postsynaptic neurotransmitter receptors or by changes in the amount of neurotransmitter released from the presynaptic terminal.

Research in our laboratory is focused on what regulates the induction of synaptic plasticity and the mechanisms underlying its expression. Currently we are studying,

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