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Neuropharmacology is the study of the effects of drugs on the nervous system, aiming to develop compounds to benefit humans with psychiatric and neurological disease

Human neural progenitor cells
Human neural progenitor cells

Neuropharmacology is the study of the effects of drugs on the nervous system, with the goal of developing compounds that offer therapeutic benefit in humans with psychiatric and neurological disease. We believe that an understanding of a drug’s action requires an integrated knowledge of the cellular and molecular mechanisms by which the drug exerts its effects upon brain circuitry and ultimately human behaviour.

Consequently, the research conducted within the department encompasses many aspects of modern molecular and cellular neuroscience taking full advantage of modern research techniques such as opto-genetics, high-resolution cellular imaging, STEM cell biology and electrophysiology.



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