Professor Kevin Fox
Professor Kevin Fox is joint Head of research in the School of Biosciences and Head of the School’s neuroscience research division.
Professor Fox brings extensive research expertise to the Research Institute on the cerebral cortex – the part of the brain which gives us our distinctively human qualities.
His research seeks to answer some of the key unknown questions, such as - how does the cortex process information and how does it store new information, in other words, how do people remember.
His work involves recording neuronal activity and measuring the way sensory processing is modified by experience (experience-dependent plasticity). In particular, Professor Fox’s work is focused on an area of the brain known as the Barrel Cortex, and is an acclaimed author on the subject.
His current research projects include: anatomical and molecular pathways for cortical plasticity, funded by the Medical Research Council (MRC); forward genetic approaches to mechanisms of cortical plasticity funded by a National Institute of Health Conte Centre grant; and Plasticity learning and memory, funded by an MRC Co-Operative grant.