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Neurophysiology in action

About this session

The human brain is the most complex thing yet to be discovered in our universe, containing numerous cell types and performing countless vital functions. Amongst these cells, neurons are in constant communication with each other. Circuits of these neurons then project throughout our body down specialised pathways called nerves, passing signals to our muscles which in turn controls our movement.

In March’s monthly lecture, Dr Oli Steele will explore the structure and function of the brain on a cellular level and watch in real-time as it controls our muscles – willingly or otherwise!

Dr Oli Steele is a Lecturer in Physiology at Brighton & Sussex Medical School who teaches across Phase 1 of the undergraduate medical programme, whilst also managing a small research programme interested in the way in which cells in the brain communicate, and how this goes wrong in diseases. In particular Oli has spent time working on Alzheimer’s Disease, Huntington’s Disease, addiction and childhood epilepsy and in some cases how stem cells can be used to treat these conditions. In Oli’s teaching, Oli is passionate about student engagement and the use of technology to assist this and a firm believer that education should be fun. When not in the lecture theatre or the lab, Oli can often be found on the South Downs chasing his excitable puppy called ‘Frodo’.

Oli is a Member of the British Neuroscience Association, the Physiological Society and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

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