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Dr Ruth Murrell-Lagnado

Post:Reader in Neuroscience (Neuroscience)
Location:CRPC 5.10

Telephone numbers
UK:01273 877049
International:+44 1273 877049
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Ruth Murrell-Lagnado studied Pharmacology at University College London and then moved to Cambridge to pursue a PhD in the Physiological Laboratory, working with Denis Haydon on the mechanism of action of general anesthetics on ion channels. She continued her training as a post-doctoral fellow, first at Oxford University with Aviva Tolkovsky and then in the early 90’s moved to Stanford University to work with Rick Aldrich on the recently cloned Shaker potassium channel. In 1993, she returned to the UK to a lectureship in the Department of Pharmacology at the University of Cambridge. In the early days, her main interest continued to be structure-function relationships within the potassium channel family but in recent years her focus has been to understand the structure, function and cell biology of the P2X-purinergic receptor family. She has trained several PhD students and post-docs who have made their careers in the pharmaceutical and biotech industries. In 2015 she joined the School of Life Sciences at the University of Sussex. She is on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Physiology and the Journal of General Physiology.


Acting Director of Sussex Drug Discovery Centre

Reader in Neuroscience