Simon Butt, PhD


Associate Professor in Neuroscience Department of Physiology, Anatomy & Genetics University of Oxford, UK

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Education and Training: 

  • 2004-2007: Postdoctoral Fellow, Gordon Fishell Lab, Skirball Institute, NYU School of Medicine, NY
  • 2000-2003: Postdoctoral Fellow, Ole Kiehn Lab, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden
  • 2000: Ph.D., Bob Pitman Lab, St. Andrews, UK
  • 1996: M.A. in Biological Sciences, Oxford University, UK

Current or Past Study:
My interest lies principally in applying transgenic technologies in combination with electrophysiology to understand the development and function of neural networks. One major stumbling block in investigating vertebrate, and in particular mammalian neuronal networks, is the identification of specific cell types. Recent advances in genetics have made it possible to target specific neuronal populations more effectively and thus rev