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Dr Timothy O'Leary


Timothy O'Leary

University Lecturer in Information Engineering & Medical Neuroscience

Academic Division: Information Engineering

Research group: Control

Telephone: +44 1223 7 46527



Research interests

  • Intrinsic electrical properties of neurons (experimental)
  • Synaptic transmission and plasticity (experimental)
  • Computational modelling of excitable cells and neuronal networks
  • Systems biology of regulatory control
  • Data analysis and statistical modelling

Current projects​

  • FLEXNEURO - Flexible and robust nervous system function from reconfiguring circuits (with Dhruva Raman)
  • Ion channel regulation in single cells and small circuits (with Eve Marder)
  • Reconciling neuromodulation with homeostatic plasticity (with Guillaume Drion, Alessio Franci and Eve Marder)

Lab members

  • Dhruva Raman (postdoc)
  • Jurga Mituzaitė (Masters student in Systems Biology)
  • Michael Friedman (Masters student in Engineering)
  • Saeed Muneef Abdulla Mohamed Aljaberi (PhD student - joint with Fulvio Forni)

Strategic themes


Regulation, plasticity and physiology in the nervous system

Physiology of excitable cells

Computational and theoretical neuroscience

Teaching activity

4G1 Mathematical Biology of the Cell

Research opportunities

Please contact me if you are interested in a PhD or postdoctoral project.