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Scott Waddell

Ordinary member, Programmme Committee FENS Forum 2016

Curriculum Vitae

Professional and academic career

Education

1991    University of Dundee, UK  B.Sc.

1996    University of London, UK  Ph.D.

Professional Experience

2014-present   Senior Research Fellow, Pembroke College, Oxford, UK

2013-present   Vice-Director, Centre for Neural Circuits & Behaviour, Department of Physiology, Anatomy & Genetics, The University of Oxford, UK

2012-present   Co-Director, Oxford Martin School Programme on Mind and Machine

2011-present   Professor of Neurobiology, Wellcome Trust Senior Research Fellow in Basic Biomedical Science, Centre for Neural Circuits & Behaviour, Department of Physiology, Anatomy & Genetics, The University of Oxford, UK

2011-present   Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Neurobiology, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA, USA

2008-2010       Lecturer Cold Spring Harbor Biology of Memory course, NY, USA

2007-2011       Associate Professor, Department of Neurobiology, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA, USA

2005-2007       Director and Instructor Cold Spring Harbor Neurobiology of Drosophila course, NY, USA

2001-2007       Assistant Professor, Department of Neurobiology, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA, USA

1996-2001       Postdoctoral Fellow, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, USA

1991-1996       Ph.D. Student, Marie Curie Research Institute / University of London, London, UK

 

Honours and awards

2014  Liliane Bettencourt Prize for Life Sciences

2014  Elected Member of EMBO

2010  Wellcome Trust Senior Research Fellow in Basic Biomedical Sciences

2003  Worcester Foundation Fellow

2003-2005  Edward Mallinckrodt Jr. Foundation Fellow

1999  Merck / M.I.T. Postdoctoral Fellow

1997  Wellcome International Prize Travelling Fellow

 

General administrative and organisational experience

2014                Interim Director of Graduate Studies MT 2014

University of Oxford, Department of Physiology, Anatomy & Genetics

2012-present   Member Graduate Admissions Committee

University of Oxford, Department of Physiology, Anatomy & Genetics

2004-2011       Member Graduate Admissions Committee University of Massachusetts (UMass) Medical School

2011-present    Editorial Board Member, Learning and Memory, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press

2010-2011       Member, Learning and Memory (LAM) Study Section, National Institutes of Health, USA

2009-present    Editorial Board Member, Current Biology, Elsevier, Cell Press

2008-present    Editorial Board Member, BMC Neuroscience, BioMed Central

2007-present    Editorial Board Member, Fly, Landes Bioscience

 

Research interests

The Waddell group studies neural mechanisms of memory and motivation and the causes and consequences of neural transposition using the fruit fly Drosophila as a model.

 

Selected Publications

  • S. Lin, D. Owald, V. Chandra, C. Talbot, W. Huetteroth, S. Waddell. (2014). Neural correlates of water reward in thirsty Drosophila. Nature Neuroscience 17: 1536-42.
  • G. Das, M. Klappenbach, E. Vrontou, E. Perisse, C. M. Clark, C. J. Burke, S. Waddell. (2014). Drosophila learn opposing components of a compound food stimulus. Current Biology 24: 1723-1730.
  • E. Perisse, Y. Yin, A. C. Lin, S. Lin, W. Huetteroth, S. Waddell.  (2013). Different Kenyon cell populations drive learned approach and avoidance in Drosophila. Neuron 79: 945-956.
  • P. N. Perrat, S. DasGupta, J. Wang, W. Theurkauf, Z. Weng, M. Rosbash, S. Waddell. (2013). Transposition driven genomic heterogeneity in the Drosophila brain. Science 340: 91-95.
  • C. J. Burke, W. Huetteroth, D. Owald, E. Perisse, M. J. Krashes, G. Das, D. Gohl, M. Silies, S. Certel, S. Waddell. (2012). Layered reward signalling through octopamine and dopamine in Drosophila. Nature 492: 433-437.
  • J. L. Pitman, W. Huetteroth, C. J. Burke, M. J. Krashes, S-L. Lai, T. Lee, S. Waddell. (2011). A pair of inhibitory neurons are a critical part of a neural circuit sustaining labile memory in the Drosophila mushroom body. Current Biology 21: 855-61.
  • C. J. Burke & S. Waddell. (2011). Remembering nutrient quality of sugar in Drosophila. Current Biology21: 746-50.
  • M. J. Krashes, S. DasGupta, A. Vreede, B. White, J. D. Armstrong, S. Waddell.(2009).A neural circuit mechanism integrating motivational state with memory expression in Drosophila. Cell 139: 416-427.
  • S. DasGupta & S. Waddell. (2008). Learned Odor Discrimination in Drosophila without Combinatorial Odor Maps in the Antennal Lobe. Current Biology 18:1668-1674.
  • M. J. Krashes, A. C. Keene, B. Leung, J. D. Armstrong, S. Waddell. (2007). Sequential use of mushroom body neuron subsets during Drosophila odor memory processing. Neuron 53: 103-115.

Scott Waddell

Institution, department: Centre for Neural Circuits & Behaviour, University of Oxford
Tinsley Building, Mansfield Road
Phone: +44 (0)1865 612717
Fax: +44 (0)1865 272521
E-mail: scott.waddell@cncb.ox.ac.uk

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