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School of the Biological Sciences



Reader in Nociception, Department of Pharmacology
Theme Lead, Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour 

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