Annette Catherine Dolphin#

Email:a.dolphin 'at' ucl.ac.uk
Membership Number:4772
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:UNITED KINGDOM
Section:PHYSIOLOGY & NEUROSCIENCE
Username:adolphin
Elected:2018
Homepage: https://www.ucl.ac.uk/biosciences/departments/npp/people/iris-profiles/dolphin-annette


Present and Previous Positions
  • 1973 - 1977 PhD: Professor C.D. Marsden FRS, Dept. Neurology, Institute of Psychiatry, London.
  • 1977 - 1978 Research Fellow (MRC-CNRS Postdoctoral Fellowship) College de France, Paris, France (mentors Prof. J. Bockaert and Prof. J. Glowinski)
  • 1978 - 1980 Research Associate, Department of Pharmacology, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, USA (mentor: Professor P. Greengard).
  • 1980 - 1983 Member of Scientific Staff, Division of Neurophysiology & Neuropharmacology, National Institute for Medical Research, Mill Hill, UK.
  • 1983 - 1988 Lecturer in Pharmacology, St George’s Hospital Medical School, London.
  • 1988 - 1990 Senior Lecturer, then Reader in Pharmacology, St George’s HMS.
  • 1990 - 1997 Professor and Head of Department of Pharmacology, Royal Free Hospital School of Medicine.
  • 1997 Professor of Pharmacology, University College London

Fields of Scholarship
  • Molecular and cellular neuroscience
  • Neuropharmacology
  • Ion channels, particularly voltage-gated calcium channels
  • Synaptic transmission- presynaptic mechanisms
  • Primary afferent neurotransmission- pain pathways

Honours and Awards
  • University awards and fellowships:
    • 1969 Open exhibition, St. Hugh’s College, Oxford
    • 1973 St. Hugh’s College Prize
    • 1977 MRC French Exchange Fellowship
    • 1979 Yale University School of Medicine Fellowship
  • Honours and awards:
    • 1986 Sandoz Prize of British Pharmacological Society
    • 1990 Australasian visitor of British Pharmacological Society (BPS)
    • 1991 Pfizer Prize in Biology
    • 1994 GL Brown Prize of the Physiological Society
    • 1996 Astra Anglo-Nordic visiting scientist and lecturer of the BPS
  • 1999 elected Fellow of Academy of Medical Sciences
  • 2000 Julius Axelrod Distinguished Lecture in Neuroscience, Toronto
  • 2011 Gary Price memorial lecture British Pharmacological Society
  • 2015 Inaugural Mary Pickford lecture, Edinburgh University
  • 2015 Plenary lecturer: British Neuroscience Association
  • 2015 Annual Review Prize lecture: Physiological Society
  • 2015 elected Fellow of Royal Society
  • 2016 - 2017 awarded Royal Society Leverhulme Trust Senior Research Fellowship

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