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Prof Beverley Clark
Cruciform Building
Gower Street
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  • Professor of Neuroscience
  • Wolfson Inst for Biomedical Research
  • Div of Medicine
  • Faculty of Medical Sciences
Research Themes
Research Summary

Information transmission in the brain is mediated by the synaptic connectivity of neural networks and the conduction of electrical signals (action potentials) by the axons that connect the network. The pattern of connectivity, the location on the dendrites of the synaptic input and the intrinsic electrical properties of the recipient neurons are key determinants of whether or not an action potential will be initiated and transmit information about the synaptic inputs to the next cell in the network. Using electrophysiological and imaging methods, we investigate synaptic integration and axon signalling in order to understand the fundamental building blocks of information processing in neuronal networks. Although the properties and connectivity of neurons in different brain areas can have common features, there are also functional specialisations that reflect aspects specific to the role of the local network. We focus on regions of the brain involved in motor control including the cerebellar system and the motor cortex.

Teaching Summary

Current UCL Duties:

Module Organiser PHOL0009 The Cellular Basis of Brain Function

Personal Tutor Biomedical Sciences

Teaching outside UCL:

2005-2010 Instructor and Course Co-organiser, Cold Spring Harbor Summer Course 'Physiological Approaches to Ion Channel Biology' Cold Spring Harbor Laboratories, NY, USA

2011 Instructor, Australian Course in Advanced Neuroscience, University of Queensland Moreton Bay Research Station, QLD, Australia

2012 Instructor and Course Organiser, Course Module: Excitable Properties of Neurons. Champalimaud Foundation Graduate Neuroscience Program

01-JUL-2016 Head of Department WIBR UCL, United Kingdom
Academic Background
1993   Doctor of Philosophy University College London
1989   Bachelor of Science (Honours) University College London
    ATQ01 - Successfully completed an institutional provision in teaching in the HE sector  
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