Theme 3 Co-Leader
Professor Stephanie Cragg co-leads OPDC Research Theme 3. Steph works at the forefront of understanding neuronal signalling dynamics in relation to the biology of neurodegenerative disease and addiction. Her research explores the regulation of neurons throughout the region of the brain termed basal ganglia, including understanding the function and dysfunction of the dopaminergic neurons which die off in Parkinson's. Stephanie's laboratory will analyse the signalling of dopamine neurons in the rat and mouse models of Parkinson's we will develop.