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Dr Alan Watson  -  PhD

After completing a degree in Zoology at Edinburgh University, I carried out my PhD on biogenic amine containing neurons of the teleost brain and autonomic innervation of the visceral organs, at the Gatty Marine lab of St. Andrews University. I then spent 9 years at Cambridge University with Malcolm Burrows, investigating the nature and distribution of synapses on identified neurones in the locust central nervous system. During this period I held a Beit Memorial Fellowship and was ultimately was supported by my own MRC grant. I was appointed to a lectureship in Anatomy in Cardiff in 1989 and became a senior lecturer in 1995.