Introduction to the Department
DPAG is a basic science Department within the Medical Sciences Division (MSD) at the University of Oxford, and is predominantly located across four buildings at the South Parks Road Campus:
The Sherrington Building, which incorporates the Burdon Sanderson Cardiac Science and Integrative Physiology Centre, the Centre for Integrative Neuroscience and the Centre for Cellular and Molecular Neurobiology (formerly the Oxford Centre for Gene Function); the Le Gros Clark Building; the Tinsley Building on Mansfield Road, which houses the Centre for Neural Circuits and Behaviour; and the cross-departmental Kavli Institute for NanoScience Discovery (Kavli INSD), which houses the Oxford Parkinson's Disease Centre.
At the Old Road Medical Campus, a new fifth building housing the cross-departmental Institute of Developmental and Regenerative Medicine (IDRM) is also now home to several DPAG research groups.
The Department undertakes 45% of the Pre-Clinical Medicine teaching, and is home to 45 research groups and more than 500 members, including some 120 graduate students and 58 professional services staff.
The Department is governed by its Executive and Departmental Committees, which are supported by a number of specialist sub-committees, including Teaching, Athena Swan and Departmental Safety. The Department is supported by various groups including finance, HR, facilities, IT, research administration, and communications.