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Recent news:

August 2013: Welcome to Dr Barbara Haenzi, who is a research fellow supported by the Swiss National Foundation.

July 2013: Thank you to the anonymous donor who contributed to my lab's research. If I knew your address, I'd send you a thank you card! Many thanks indeed!

April 2013: Welcome to Dhireshan Gadiagellan! His PhD is supported by the ERC.

March 2013: Thanks to the Rosetrees Trust and International Spinal Research Trust for supporting our research.

Oct 2012: Welcome to new PhD students Christina Wayman and Ed Fletcher and to BSc intern Steph Maynard!

Oct 2012: Thanks to the Milken Institute for letting me attend their London Summit.

Oct 2012: Thanks to the European Research Council for their 5-year grant to my laboratory for stroke research.

Sept 2012: Thanks to the Dunhill Medical Trust for their grant to my laboratory.

Aug 2012: New paper out by Willie Buchser in PLOS One, with a small contribution from Tom & me.

May 2012: Thanks to the anonymous donor who gave a kind donation to our stroke research.

Apr 2012: Welcome to Yazi Al-Joboori! She is evaluating the role of neurotrophin-3 in promoting axonal plasticity after stroke.

Apr 2012: Well done to Sara Soleman for her paper published in Brain.

Mar 2012: Congratulations to Tom Hutson for his paper accepted by the Journal of Gene Medicine.

Feb 2012 : Congratulations to Tom Hutson on his paper being published by Gene Therapy.

Dec 2011: Congratulations to Tom Hutson for his paper published in Frontiers in Molecular Neuroscience.

Oct 2011: Welcome to Claudia Kathe! She will be evaluating a clinically-feasible route of delivery of neurotrophin-3 in models of spinal cord injury.

Aug 2011: Thanks to the Dowager Countess Eleanor Peel Trust for their grant towards our stroke project.

June 2011: Thanks to the Henry Smith Charity for funding Dr Tom Hutson as a postdoctoral researcher in my laboratory.

June 2011: Thanks to Spinal Research for their funding (a PhD studentship for Claudia Kathe). Also to the BBSRC and the Centre for Integrative Biomedicine for funding towards our fMRI work.

May 2011: Congratulations to Sara Soleman on passing her PhD viva voce exam!

March 2011: Congratulations to Katie Thomas on her paper being accepted by the British Medical Bulletin.

Sept 2010: New resources added to this website: Check out Linear Models if you need to handle studies with missing data (e.g., drop out)

29 July 2010: Lila Josephine Moon arrives!

28 July 2010: Tom Hutson gets his PhD!

July 2010: Congratulations to Dee Duricki for her funding from the University of London's Central Research Fund. This will support our future electrophysiology project.

June 2010: Tom Hutson has returned to our lab as a Postdoctoral Researcher. Welcome back!

Mar 2010: Thanks to the Royal Society for providing us with Research Grant funding. This seed-corn funding will allow us to buy equipment for a new cutting-edge project.

Mar 2010: Thanks to the BBSRC for funding from their International Scientific Interchange Scheme. This funding will allow training and initiation of collaborations at a workshop run by Plexon.

Jan 2010: Congratulations to Sara Soleman, who is first author on our new paper which describes our model of stroke in aged rats.

Oct 2009: Thanks to the Henry Smith Charity for providing funding to screen novel candidate regeneration-associate genes. This grant will support Tom Hutson as a postdoc in my lab for one year.

Aug 2009 : New resources added to this website. Check out Experimental Design and Data Handling

Fed 2009: I teach in the Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics. Teaching materials for our undergraduate course "Animal Models of Disease and Injury" are on Virtual Campus.

Feb 2009: Kerstin Iffland, who is studying for a Master's in the Netherlands, has joined my lab to develop gene therapy vectors for RNAi.

Jan 2009: Alan Kerby has joined my lab as an MRes student. He's helping us test novel gene therapy vectors in vivo.

Oct 2008: I have a short article published in The Biochemist. Download it here.

Oct 2008: Dee Duricki joined my lab as my third PhD student. She's working on a project testing potential therapies for stroke in aged rats, with fMRI as one of our outcome measures.






Aug 2008: Links to my Tanzania adventure including rare maps of the Amani Nature Reserve (Sigi Trail). Takes a while to load...

Mar 2008: Talk for free via Skype including videoconferencing. Call lawrence.moon

Feb 2008: More resources added to Materials for Teaching.

Dec 2007: Directions to the lab via GoogleMaps

Oct 2007: Panoramas now also as thumbnails

June 2007: Sara Soleman has joined my lab as a PhD student. Amongst other things, she'll be working on the MRC grant mentioned below.

March 2007: Dan Gonzalez-Carter joined my lab as an MSc student. He helped set up the model systems required for the MRC grant mentioned below.

January 2007: Obtained a grant from the Medical Research Council. Project aim is to determine methods for promoting recovery of upper limb function after unilateral cerebral ischemia (stroke).

October 2006: Tom Hutson has joined my lab. As my first PhD student, he'll be developing non-integrating lentiviral vectors capable of mediating RNA interference in neurons.

August 2006: Sandrine Thuret, Rusty Gage and I had a paper published in Nature Reviews Neuroscience. It describes potential therapies for spinal cord injury. We hope it's up-to-date, comprehensive, accessible and useful (rather than Just Another Review)...

You can legally (!) download a PDF copy via or from my Publications webpage .

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