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About the Molecular & Cellular Pharmacology Affinity Group

The Molecular & Cellular Pharmacology Affinity Group serves members with interests that cover a broad range of molecular signalling pathways and cellular aspects relevant to pharmacology and which include basic biological processes and their dysfunction and pharmacological manipulation under pathophysiological conditions.

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Gary Stephens

Gary Stephens is an in vitro electrophysiologist with an interest in modulation of ion channels and receptors and their role in presynaptic function, with a focus on models of disease, namely ataxia, pain and epilepsy. For the latter, he is interested in mechanisms of action of plant derived cannabinoids.


Steve Safrany

Steve is an Associate Professor of Pharmacology at RCSI-Bahrain. His research interests include inositol phosphates and lipids, and sigma receptors. Prior appointments include Universities of Wolverhampton, Bath, Dundee and Leicester plus a five-year stint at NIEHS. Steve studied at Loughborough University (BSc(Hons)DIS) and Leicester University Medical School (PhD).

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