Pre-clinical DoS: Dr Hugh Matthews
Director of Studies in Medical and Veterinary Sciences (MVST), College Lecturer and University Reader in Sensory Physiology.
Dr Matthew's area of research is focused on phototransduction and olfactory transduction. He is interested in calcium homeostasis in vertebrate photoreceptors and olfactory receptors, and its role in modulating their electrical responses and is examining the mechanism of light-induced calcium release within the photoreceptor outer segment. Other related areas that his lab have been working on include the mechanisms of response termination in cone photoreceptors and mechanisms for calcium extrusion in vertebrate olfactory receptors. Dr Matthews is also a supervisor in Physiology for part 1a students and lectures throughout the 1b and Part II neuroscience course. As DoS, he is responsible for overseeing students’ academic progress, as well as writing clinical school and other references
Pre-clinical DoS: Dr Steve Edgley
Director of Studies in Preclinical Medicine, Reader in Neuroscience
Dr Edgley's area of research is focused on how movements are controlled by neural circuits. His work involves electrophysiology, recording and analysing the signals neurons use to talk to each other. Most current work relates to the cerebellum, which has a well defined circuitry, and how it contributes to a learning process that ‘automates’ movements. As DoS, he is responsible for overseeing students’ academic progress, as well as writing clinical school and other references
Clinical DoS: Dr Fleur Kilburn-Toppin
College Supervisor and Director of Studies in Clinical Medicine and Medicine.
Dr Kilburn-Toppin is a consultant radiologist at Addenbrooke's Hospital working primarily within the Cambridge Breast Unit. She acts as DoS for those who stay in Cambridge for their clinical studies (now all of us!) and supervises part IA students in anatomy.
Veterinary DoS: Dr David Williams
Director of Studies in Veterinary Medicine & Pathology, College Lecturer in Pathology and Associate University Lecturer in Veterinary Ophthalmology
Dr Williams leads a small group, the Cambridge Centre for Comparative Ophthalmology (3CO) which aims to coordinate veterinary surgeons with an interest in veterinary ophthalmology working in private practice close to Cambridge and thus pursue clinical research in the subject. Research currently focuses on his two specific interests in the epidemiology of age-related cataract in companion animal species and in abnormalities of tear production, most specifically in the dog. In addition to this he also continues his work on ocular abnormalities in farmed halibut as well as well as smaller projects such as work on ophthalmic conditions of exotic animals and wildlife. Dr Williams is the director of studies for veterinary students and supervises part 1b students in pathology.
Tutor: Professor Andrew Woods
Tutor for Medical and Veterinary Science students
Professor Woods is a fellow of Mathematics at the college. He is a college supervisor in Mathematics and works primarily within the Department of Earth Sciences, having been appointed as BP Professor of Petroleum Science and Head of the BP Institute. As tutor, he looks after the welfare of MVST students and offers pastoral support throughout their studies.
Professor Richard Gilbertson
Director of Studies for Clinical Science
Professor Gilbertson is interested in the normal development and the origins of cancer, particularly brain tumors. Other interests include: the development of new treatments of cancer, diagnostic tests and clinical trials among children with cancer.
Professor Graham Burton
Mary Marshall and Arthur Walton Professor of the Physiology of Reproduction, Director, Centre for Trophoblast Research and Formerly College Lecturer in Veterinary Medicine
Professor Burton is interested in placental development and function; the role of placental stress in early pregnancy failure, growth restriction and pre-eclampsia; early fetal nutrition and metabolism, and developmental programming of adult disease. He offers supervisions to part 1a students in embryology and is senior treasurer of the medical society.
Dr Graham Ladds
College Lecturer and Director of Studies in Pharmacology
Dr Ladds' research interests include aspects of cell signalling - particularly the study of G-protein coupled receptors. He supervises 1b students in pharmacology.
Dr Ian Winter
University Senior Lecturer in Physiology
Dr Winter is a leading researcher at The Centre for the Neural Basis of Hearing, a joint venture between the Department of Physiology, Development and Neuroscience at the University of Cambridge, the U.K. Medical Research Council, and the Psychology Department of the University of Essex (with collaborators). Their work includes investigating auditory functioning with brain imaging techniques, work on auditory images and size perception and examining phenomena including auditory filtering and speech processing. Dr Winter supervsises part 1b students in neuroscience.