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School of the Biological Sciences



Reader in Nociception, Department of Pharmacology

Ewan St. John Smith studies the molecular mechanisms by which sensory neurones detect noxious stimuli, so-called nociceptors and how the properties of these neurones change from health to disease. Learn more


Research Areas

Sensory neurophysiology
Ion channel biophysics


Retrograde tracing
Whole-cell patch clamp electrophysiology
Ca2+ imaging 
Molecular biology


Research Themes