Richard A. North#

Richard A. North
Email:r.a.north 'at' manchester.ac.uk
Membership Number:2251
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:UNITED KINGDOM
Section:PHYSIOLOGY & NEUROSCIENCE
Username:rnorth
Elected:2004
Homepage: http://www.mhs.manchester.ac.uk/staff/AlanNorth



Present and Previous Positions
  • May 73 Ph.D., Pharmacology, University of Aberdeen,
  • Oct 73 - Sep 74 Research Fellow, Department of Therapeutics and Clinical Pharmacology, University of Aberdeen; and Registrar in General Medicine, Aberdeen Royal Infirmary
  • Oct 74 - Jun 75 Research Fellow, Unit for Research on Addictive Drugs, University of Aberdeen (Director: Dr. Hans W. Kosterlitz), Jul 75 - Jun 77 Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmacology, Stritch School of Medicine, Loyola University of Chicago
  • Jul 77 - Jun 81 Associate Professor
  • Jul 81 - Jun 85 Associate Professor of Neuropharmacology, Department of Applied Biological Sciences, Massachusetts, Institute of Technology (prior to 1985 this was the Department of Nutrition and Food Science)
  • Jul 85 - Dec 86 Professor of Neuropharmacology
  • Jan 87 - Sep 93 Senior Scientist, Vollum Institute for Advanced Biomedical Research; and Professor of Neurology, Oregon Health Sciences University
  • Oct 93 - Mar 98 Principal Scientist, Geneva Biomedical Research Institute, Glaxo Wellcome Research and Development (prior to May 96 this was the Glaxo Institute for Molecular Biology)
  • Jun 98 – Jun 04 Professor of Molecular Physiology, Director of the Institute of Molecular Physiology, University of Sheffield
  • Jun 04 – Sept 06 Vice President, Dean of the Faculty of Life Sciences, University of Manchester
  • Sept 06 – Present Vice-President, Dean of the Faculty of Medical and Human Sciences, University of Manchester, Director of Manchester Academic Health Science Centre

Fields of Scholarship
  • Physiology
  • Pharmacology
  • Neuroscience
  • Ion channels
  • P2X receptors

Honours and Awards
  • 1995 Royal Society of London F.R.S.
  • 1998 University of Aberdeen D.Sc.
  • 2000 Royal College of Physicians F.R.C.P.
  • 2002 - 2005 President, The Physiological Society
  • 2004 Member Academia Europae


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