- Waddell Group Research Group
Professor of Neurobiology and Wellcome Trust Principal Research Fellow
Scott Waddell studied biochemistry as an undergraduate at the University of Dundee, and researched cancer biology for his Ph.D. at the University of London. After postdoctoral study in the Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences at Massachusetts Institute of Technology he spent 10 years leading a research group in the Department of Neurobiology at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. Scott moved to Oxford as a Professor of Neurobiology and founding member of the Centre for Neural Circuits & Behaviour in November 2011. His group has studied neural circuit properties of memory-directed behaviour in the fruit fly since 2001, and has recently ventured into neural transposition.
Scott is a member of EMBO and was awarded the 2014 Liliane Bettencourt Prize for the Life Sciences.
Aversive Learning and Appetitive Motivation Toggle Feed-Forward Inhibition in the Drosophila Mushroom Body.
Perisse E. et al, (2016), Neuron, 90, 1086 - 1099
Memory-Relevant Mushroom Body Output Synapses Are Cholinergic.
Barnstedt O. et al, (2016), Neuron, 89, 1237 - 1247
Neural Plasticity: Dopamine Tunes the Mushroom Body Output Network.
Waddell S., (2016), Curr Biol, 26, R109 - R112
Remembering Components of Food in Drosophila.
Das G. et al, (2016), Front Integr Neurosci, 10
Olfactory learning skews mushroom body output pathways to steer behavioral choice in Drosophila.
Owald D. and Waddell S., (2015), Curr Opin Neurobiol, 35, 178 - 184