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Professor S Clare Stanford

Professor S Clare Stanford


Professor S Clare Stanford FBPhS



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Affinity Group(s):

  • Systems & Integrative Pharmacology
  • Neuropharmacology

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Clare graduated in physiology at University College London. This was followed by postgraduate and postdoctoral research at the University of Oxford, investigating neurochemical mechanisms that regulate noradrenergic transmission in the brain and periphery. On moving back to UCL, her interests broadened to include the neurobiology of mood and behaviour, especially in respect of the pharmacology of antidepressants, anti-obesity agents and psychostimulants, all of which target monoamine-releasing neurones. Her recent research has focussed on interactions between monoaminergic transmission and neurokinin-1 receptor function in the brain and how this could account for the behavioural abnormalities and cognitive deficits seen in some patients with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. This work has involved preclinical research in vitro and in vivo, as well as several human studies. She is currently Professor (Emerita) of Translational Neuropharmacology at UCL.