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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


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Research interests

  • Theoretical Systems Neuroscience
  • Intrinsic electrical properties of neurons (experimental)
  • Synaptic transmission and plasticity (experimental)
  • Computational modelling of excitable cells and 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, Christopher Harvey and Yaniv Ziv)
  • Ion channel regulation in neurons and small circuits (with Eve Marder)
  • Neuromodulation and homeostatic plasticity (with Guillaume Drion, Alessio Franci and Eve Marder)

Lab members

  • Dhruva Raman (postdoc)
  • Andrey Stoychev (PhD)
  • Adriano Bellotti (PhD)
  • Saeed Aljaberi (PhD student - joint with Fulvio Forni)
  • Ying Li (Masters)
  • Ulrika Anderson (Masters)
  • Jaza Syed (Masters)
  • Jamil Jami (Masters)

Former lab members

  • Jurga Mituzaitė (Masters student in Systems Biology)
  • Michael Friedman (Masters student in Engineering)

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

3G3 Introduction to Neuroscience

3F1 Signals & Systems

SG1 Atomic Force Microscope

M4 (Natural Sciences) Neuroethology

Research opportunities

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