Simon Butt, Ph.D.

Former Postdoctoral Fellow

Simon Butts

Current Position

University Lecturer in Neuroscience
Tutorial Fellow in Neuroscience
Keble College, Oxford, OX1 3PG, UK


Contact Information

Phone: 01865 272727
Fax: 01865 272705

Education and Training


  • 2004-2007: Postdoctoral Fellow, Gordon Fishell Lab, Skirball Institute, NYU School of Medicine, NY
  • 2000-2003: Postdoctoral Fellow, Ole Kiehn Lab, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden
  • 2000: Ph.D., Bob Pitman Lab, St. Andrews, UK
  • 1996: M.A. in Biological Sciences, Oxford University, UK

Previous Work

My interest lies principally in applying transgenic technologies in combination with electrophysiology to understand the development and function of neural networks. One major stumbling block in investigating vertebrate, and in particular mammalian neuronal networks, is the identification of specific cell types. Recent advances in genetics have made it possible to target specific neuronal populations more effectively and thus reveal principles behind network organization in more complex systems - a fundamental step towards treating neuropatholgies.