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Tim Viney

Career Development Fellow


Dr Viney is a Career Development Fellow in the Department of Pharmacology. His research group investigates neural circuit mechanisms of spatial disorientation in animal models and post-mortem human tissue. His expertise is in neuroanatomy and in vivo neurophysiology. He has a Master of Biology degree in Molecular & Cellular Biology from the University of Bath, and a PhD in Neuroscience from the Friedrich Miescher Institute, Basel, Switzerland. During his PhD he investigated the structure and function of neural circuits of the mammalian retina in the group of Dr Botond Roska. Next, Dr Viney joined the group of Professor Peter Somogyi at the MRC Anatomical Neuropharmacology Unit in Oxford. Here he defined different kinds of hippocampal GABAergic neurons that he recorded and labelled in awake rats. This was followed by research on GABAergic projection neurons of the mouse basal forebrain. More recently, Dr Viney’s research has focused on how pathological forms of Tau spread in the human brain and in mouse models. He receives funding from the Alzheimer’s Society and the Medical Research Council.