Prof Alun Davies FRS
Telephone:+44 (0)29 208 74303
Location:Cardiff School of Biosciences, The Sir Martin Evans Building, Museum Avenue, Cardiff, CF10 3AX
We use a wide variety of cellular, molecular and transgenic approaches to understand the regulation of neuronal survival and the growth of neural processes in the developing vertebrate nervous system, focusing on the functions and mechanisms of action of neurotrophic factors and members of the TNF superfamily. We mostly work on experimentally advantageous populations of neurons in the peripheral nervous system, but have begun to apply our multi-disciplinary approach to study dendritic development in the central nervous system.