Welcoming aboard new Heads of Faculty

We gladly received William (Bill) Catterall to F1000 for example a Head of Faculty for Pharmacology & Drug Discovery. Professor Catterall joins fellow Heads of Faculty Floyd Bloom, Paul Insel and Leslie Iversen in this role.

William Catterall Catterall is a professor and presiding officer at the University of Washington, and a Member of the National Academy of Sciences and the Nation Academy of Medicine (until recently known as the Institute of Medicine). He is too a Foreign Member of the Royal Society. Catterall is well known toward his role in the discovery of the voltage-gated sodium duct and calcium channel proteins, and the exposition of their function and regulation. His newly come work has turned toward understanding diseases caused through impaired function and regulation of voltage-gated ion channels, including epilepsy and periodic paralysis. You can read more about his research here.

Earlier this year, we in like manner welcomed Joseph Martin , Harvard Medical School, and Alastair Compston, Cambridge University, while joint Heads of the Neurological Disorders Faculty. They join Richard Frackowiak and Guy McKhann in the role of cut up Heads of Faculty.

Joseph MartinJoseph Martin is Professor of Neurobiology at Harvard Medical School. He before served as Dean of Harvard Medical School in advance of stepping down in 2007. Dr Martin’s investigation focused on hypothalamic regulation of pituitary hormone secretions and the petition of neurochemical and molecular genetics to more valuable understand the causes of neurological and neurodegenerative ailment. His work led to a breakthrough in identifying a genetic marker short the gene for Huntington’s malady, eventually culminating in the identification of the gene with a view to the disorder. Read more about his research.

Alastair Compston Alastair Compston is Professor and Head of the Department of Clinical Neurosciences at the University of Cambridge. He co-founded the MRC Cambridge Centre conducive to Brain Repair, the Wolfson Brain Imaging Centre, and Cambridge Neuroscience. He has won divers awards for his research, both clinical and ascertained, into multiple sclerosis (MS). In April this year, he won the John Dystel Prize for driving breakthroughs in therapeutic immunology and genetics on account of MS. Read more about his study here.

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