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Professor Steve Edgley PhD


Director of Studies in Preclinical Medicine, St John's College, University of Cambridge

About me

Steve Edgley studied physiology as an undergraduate at Bristol University, after which he took a PhD in neuroscience working on the function of the cerebellum. He then spent three years at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, working on the function of spinal cord circuits concerned with motor control. He subsequently moved to an appointment in Cambridge under Dutch neuroanatomist Hans Kuypers. He has been in the department ever since, as a senior lecturer, then a reader, and now Professor. His work primarily uses electrophysiology, the study of electrical signals by neurons, often coupled with neuropharmacology and microanatomy. He is currently Head of Teaching in the Department of Physiology Development and Neuroscience, course organiser for the neurobiology and animal behaviour/neurobiology and human behaviour courses taken by medical and veterinary students, and teaches neuroscience to natural sciences students. He is also currently the President of St John's College Cambridge.