Dr David I Hughes

  • Senior Lecturer (Centre for Neuroscience)
  • Associate - Life Sciences (School of Life Sciences)

telephone: 01413304577
email: David.I.Hughes@glasgow.ac.uk

Research interests

My research aims to improve our understanding of the complex neurocircuitry in the spinal dorsal horn, an area of critical importance in our ability to perceive the sensations of temperature, touch and pain. I use a combination of anatomical and electrophysiological approaches in both human and rodent tissue to identify individual cell populations and determine how their activity influences our ability to perceive different sensations. The main focus of my work is in collaboration with Dr Brett Graham (University of Newcastle, Australia. https://www.newcastle.edu.au/profile/brett-graham). We have identified populations of cells that are likely to influence how we perceive touch sensations and believe these play a critical role in the development of tactile allodynia and mechanical hyperalgesia. These studies help us gain insights into how our nervous system prioritises and processes sensory information and are aimed at developing improved treatments to manage chronic pain states.

Additional International Collaborations

  • Prof Robert Callister, University of Newcastle, Australia
  • Prof David Ginty, Harvard Medical School, USA
  • Prof Safa Shehab, Al Ain University, UAE
  • Prof Masahiko Watanabe, Hokkaido University, Japan
  • Dr Toshiharu Yasaka, Saga University, Japan
  • Prof Hanns Ulrich Zeilhofer, University of Zurich, Switzerland

Funding

Research in the Hughes laboratory is funded by the BBSRC, and the NHMRC (Australia), and the NC3Rs.

Selected Publications

  • Abraira VE et al., (2017). The cellular and synaptic architecture of the mechanosensory dorsal horn. Cell 168, pp. 295-310. (doi: 10.1016/j.cell.2016.12.010)
  • Smith KM, Boyle KA, Madden JF, Dickinson SA, Jobling P, Callister RJ, Hughes DI, and Graham BA. (2015). Functional heterogeneity of calretinin-expressing neurons in the mouse superficial dorsal horn: implications for spinal pain processing. J. Physiol., 593(19), pp. 4319-4339. (doi:10.1113/JP270855)
  • Hughes DI, Sikander S, Kinnon CM, Boyle KA, Watanabe M, Callister RJ, and Graham BA. (2012). Morphological, neurochemical and electrophysiological features of parvalbumin-expressing cells: a likely source of axo-axonic inputs in the mouse spinal dorsal horn. J. Physiol., 590(16), pp. 3927-3951. (doi:10.1113/jphysiol.2012.235655)
  • Yasaka T, Tiong SYX, Hughes DI, Riddell JS, and Todd AJ. (2010). Populations of inhibitory and excitatory interneurons in lamina II of the adult rat spinal dorsal horn revealed by a combined electrophysiological and anatomical approach. Pain, 151(2), pp. 475-488. (doi:10.1016/j.pain.2010.08.008)
  • Hughes DI, Scott DT, Riddell JS, and Todd AJ. (2007). Upregulation of substance P in low-threshold myelinated afferents is not required for tactile allodynia in the chronic constriction injury and spinal nerve ligation models. J. Neurosci., 27(8), pp. 2035-2044. (doi:10.1523/JNEUROSCI.5401-06.2007)
  • Hughes DI. et al. (2005). P-boutons in lamina IX of the rodent spinal cord express high levels of glutamic acid decarboxylase-65 and originate from cells in deep medial dorsal horn. PNAS, 102(25), 102(25), pp. 9038-9043. (doi:10.1073/pnas.0503646102)
  • Watson AHD, Hughes, DI, and Bazzaz AA. (2002). Synaptic relationships between hair follicle afferents and neurones expressing GABA and glycine-like immunoreactivity in the spinal cord of the rat. J. Comp. Neurol., 452(4), pp. 367-380. (doi:10.1002/cne.10410)

Publications

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2017

Gradwell, M.A., Boyle, K.A., Callister, R.J., Hughes, D.I. and Graham, B.A. (2017) Heteromeric α/β glycine receptors regulate excitability in parvalbumin-expressing dorsal horn neurons through phasic and tonic glycinergic inhibition. Journal of Physiology, (doi:10.1113/JP274926) (PMID:28905384) (Early Online Publication)

Tae, H.-S. et al. (2017) Gabapentin modulates HCN4 channel voltage-dependence. Frontiers in Pharmacology, 8, 554. (doi:10.3389/fphar.2017.00554) (PMID:28871229) (PMCID:PMC5566583)

Flynn, J. R., Conn, V., Boyle, K., Hughes, D. I., Watanabe, M., Velasquez, T., Goulding, M. D., Callister, R. J. and Graham, B. A. (2017) Anatomical and molecular properties of long descending propriospinal neurons in mice. Frontiers in Neuroanatomy, 11, 5. (doi:10.3389/fnana.2017.00005) (PMID:28220062) (PMCID:PMC5292581)

Abraira, V. E. et al. (2017) The cellular and synaptic architecture of the mechanosensory dorsal horn. Cell, 168(1-2), 295-310.e19. (doi:10.1016/j.cell.2016.12.010) (PMID:2804185)

2016

Smith, K.M., Boyle, K.A., Mustapa, M., Jobling, P., Callister, R.J., Hughes, D.I. and Graham, B.A. (2016) Distinct forms of synaptic inhibition and neuromodulation regulate calretinin positive neuron excitability in the spinal cord dorsal horn. Neuroscience, 326, pp. 10-21. (doi:10.1016/j.neuroscience.2016.03.058) (PMID:27045594) (PMCID:PMC4919388)

Iwagaki, N., Ganley, R. P., Dickie, A., Polgár, E., Hughes, D. I., Del Rio, P., Revina, Y., Watanabe, M., Todd, A. J. and Riddell, J. S. (2016) A combined electrophysiological and morphological study of NPY-expressing inhibitory interneurons in the spinal dorsal horn of the mouse. Pain, 157(3), pp. 598-612. (doi:10.1097/j.pain.0000000000000407) (PMID:26882346) (PMCID:PMC4751741)

2015

Tadros, M. A., Lim, R., Hughes, D. I., Brichta, A. M. and Callister, R. J. (2015) Electrical maturation of spinal neurons in the human fetus: comparison of ventral and dorsal horn. Journal of Neurophysiology, 114(5), pp. 2661-2671. (doi:10.1152/jn.00682.2015) (PMID:26334015)

Smith, K.M., Boyle, K.A., Madden, J.F., Dickinson, S.A., Jobling, P., Callister, R.J., Hughes, D.I. and Graham, B.A. (2015) Functional heterogeneity of calretinin-expressing neurons in the mouse superficial dorsal horn: implications for spinal pain processing. Journal of Physiology, 593(19), pp. 4319-4339. (doi:10.1113/JP270855) (PMID:26136181) (PMCID:PMC4594251)

2014

Smith, K. M., Madden, J. F., Callister, R. J., Hughes, D. I. and Graham, B. A. (2014) The search for novel analgesics: re-examining spinal cord circuits with new tools. Frontiers in Pharmacology, 5(22), pp. 1-6. (doi:10.3389/fphar.2014.00022) (PMID:24616699) (PMCID:PMC3934318)

Harris, B. M., Hughes, D. I., Bolton, P. S., Tadross, M. A., Callister, R. J. and Graham, B. A. (2014) Contrasting alterations to synaptic and intrinsic properties in upper-cervical superficial dorsal horn neurons following acute neck muscle inflammation. Molecular Pain, 10(25), (doi:10.1186/1744-8069-10-25)

2013

Hughes, D.I., Boyle, K., Kinnon, C.M., Bilsland, C., Quayle, J., Callister, R.J. and Graham, B.A. (2013) HCN4 subunit expression in fast-spiking interneurons of the rat spinal cord and hippocampus. Neuroscience, 237, pp. 7-18. (doi:10.1016/j.neuroscience.2013.01.028)

Polgár, E., Durrieux, C., Hughes, D.I. and Todd, A.J. (2013) A quantitative study of inhibitory interneurons in laminae I-III of the mouse spinal dorsal horn. PLoS ONE, 8(10), e78309. (doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0078309)

2012

Hughes, D.I., Sikander, S., Kinnon, C.M., Boyle, K.A., Watanabe, M., Callister, R.J. and Graham, B.A. (2012) Morphological, neurochemical and electrophysiological features of parvalbumin-expressing cells: a likely source of axo-axonic inputs in the mouse spinal dorsal horn. Journal of Physiology, 590(16), pp. 3927-3951. (doi:10.1113/jphysiol.2012.235655)

2011

Shehab, S.A.S. and Hughes, D.I. (2011) Simultaneous identification of unmyelinated and myelinated primary somatic afferents by co-injection of isolectin B4 and Cholera toxin subunit B into the sciatic nerve of the rat. Journal of Neuroscience Methods, 198(2), pp. 213-221. (doi:10.1016/j.jneumeth.2011.04.002)

2010

Yasaka, T., Tiong, S.Y.X., Hughes, D.I., Riddell, J.S. and Todd, A.J. (2010) Populations of inhibitory and excitatory interneurons in lamina II of the adult rat spinal dorsal horn revealed by a combined electrophysiological and anatomical approach. Pain, 151(2), pp. 475-488. (doi:10.1016/j.pain.2010.08.008)

2009

Yasaka, T., Hughes, D.I., Polgár, E., Nagy, G.G., Watanabe, M., Riddell, J.S. and Todd, A.J. (2009) Evidence against AMPA receptor-lacking glutamatergic synapses in the superficial dorsal horn of the rat spinal cord. Journal of Neuroscience, 29(42), pp. 13401-13409. (doi:10.1523/JNEUROSCI.2628-09.2009)

2007

Hughes, D.I., Scott, D.T., Riddell, J.S. and Todd, A.J. (2007) Up-regulation of substance P in low-threshold myelinated afferents is not required for tactile allodynia in the chronic constriction injury and spinal nerve ligation models. Journal of Neuroscience, 27(8), pp. 2035-2044. (doi:10.1523/JNEUROSCI.5401-06.2007)

Hughes, D.I., Scott, D.T., Riddell, J.S. and Todd, A.J. (2007) Upregulation of substance P in low-threshold myelinated afferents is not required for tactile allodynia in the chronic constriction injury and spinal nerve ligation models. Journal of Neuroscience, 27(8), pp. 2035-2044. (doi:10.1523/JNEUROSCI.5401-06.2007)

2005

Shehab, S., McGonigle, D., Hughes, D.I., Todd, A.J. and Redgrave, P. (2005) Anatomical evidence for an anticonvulsant relay in the rat ventromedial medulla. European Journal of Neuroscience, 22(6), pp. 1431-1444. (doi:10.1111/j.1460-9568.2005.04326.x)

Polgar, E., Hughes, D.I., Arham, A.Z. and Todd, A.J. (2005) Loss of neurons from laminas I-III of the spinal dorsal horn is not required for development of tactile allodynia in the spared nerve injury model of neuropathic pain. Journal of Neuroscience, 25(28), pp. 6658-6666. (doi:10.1523/JNEUROSCI.1490-05.2005)

Hughes, D.I. et al. (2005) P boutons in lamina IX of the rodent spinal cord express high levels of glutamic acid decarboxylase-65 and originate from cells in deep medial dorsal horn. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 102(25), pp. 9038-9043. (doi:10.1073/pnas.0503646102)

2004

Hughes, D.I., Polgár, E., Shehab, S.A.S. and Todd, A.J. (2004) Peripheral axotomy induces depletion of the vesicular glutamate transporter VGLUT1 in central terminals of myelinated afferent fibres in the rat spinal cord. Brain Research, 1017(1-2), pp. 69-76. (doi:10.1016/j.brainres.2004.05.054)

2003

Hughes, D.I., Scott, D.T., Todd, A.J. and Riddell, J.S. (2003) Lack of evidence for sprouting of Aβ afferents into the superficial laminas of the spinal cord dorsal horn after nerve section. Journal of Neuroscience, 23(29), pp. 9491-9499.

Polgár, E., Hughes, D.I., Riddell, J.S., Maxwell, D.J., Puskár, Z. and Todd, A.J. (2003) Selective loss of spinal GABAergic or glycinergic neurons is not necessary for development of thermal hyperalgesia in the chronic constriction injury model of neuropathic pain. Pain, 104(1), pp. 229-239. (doi:10.1016/S0304-3959(03)00011-3)

Todd, A.J., Hughes, D.I., Polgár, E., Nagy, G.G., Mackie, M., Ottersen, O.P. and Maxwell, D.J. (2003) The expression of vesicular glutamate transporters VGLUT1 and VGLUT2 in neurochemically defined axonal populations in the rat spinal cord with emphasis on the dorsal horn. European Journal of Neuroscience, 17(1), pp. 13-27. (doi:10.1046/j.1460-9568.2003.02406.x)

Mackie, M., Hughes, D.I., Maxwell, D.J., Tillakaratne, N.J.K. and Todd, A.J. (2003) Distribution and colocalisation of glutamate decarboxylase isoforms in the rat spinal cord. Neuroscience Letters, 119, pp. 461-472. (doi:10.1016/S0306-4522(03)00174-X)

Pawelzik, H., Hughes, D.I. and Thomson, A.M. (2003) Modulation of inhibitory autapses and synapses on rat CA1 interneurones by GABAa receptor ligands. Journal of Physiology, 546(3), pp. 701-716. (doi:10.1113/jphysiol.2002.035121)

2002

Watson, A.H.D., Hughes, D.I. and Bazzaz, A.A. (2002) Synaptic relationships between hair follicle afferents and neurones expressing GABA and glycine-like immunoreactivity in the spinal cord of the rat. Journal of Comparative Neurology, 452(4), pp. 367-380. (doi:10.1002/cne.10410)

Pawelzik, H., Hughes, D.I. and Thomson, A.M. (2002) Physiological and morphological diversity of immunocytochemically defined parvalbumin- and cholecystokinin-positive interneurones in CA1 of the adult rat hippocampus. Journal of Comparative Neurology, 443(4), pp. 346-367. (doi:10.1002/cne.10118)

2001

Zagon, A. and Hughes, D.I. (2001) Gating of vagal inputs by sciatic afferents in nonspinally projecting neurons in the rat rostral ventrolateral medulla oblongata. Journal of Neuroscience Methods, 13(4), pp. 781-792. (doi:10.1046/j.0953-816x.2000.01445.x)

2000

Hughes, D.I., Bannister, A.P., Pawelzik, H. and Thomson, A.M. (2000) Double immunofluorescence, peroxidase labelling and ultrastructural analysis of interneurones following prolonged electrophysiological recordings in vitro. Journal of Neuroscience Methods, 101(2), pp. 107-116. (doi:10.1016/S0165-0270(00)00254-5)

Thomson, A.M., Bannister, A.P., Hughes, D.I. and Pawelzik, H. (2000) Differential sensitivity to Zolpidem of IPSPs activated by morphologically identified CA1 interneurons in slices of rat hippocampus. European Journal of Neuroscience, 12(2), pp. 425-436. (doi:10.1046/j.1460-9568.2000.00915.x)

This list was generated on Tue Oct 17 01:42:37 2017 BST.
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Number of items: 32.

Articles

Gradwell, M.A., Boyle, K.A., Callister, R.J., Hughes, D.I. and Graham, B.A. (2017) Heteromeric α/β glycine receptors regulate excitability in parvalbumin-expressing dorsal horn neurons through phasic and tonic glycinergic inhibition. Journal of Physiology, (doi:10.1113/JP274926) (PMID:28905384) (Early Online Publication)

Tae, H.-S. et al. (2017) Gabapentin modulates HCN4 channel voltage-dependence. Frontiers in Pharmacology, 8, 554. (doi:10.3389/fphar.2017.00554) (PMID:28871229) (PMCID:PMC5566583)

Flynn, J. R., Conn, V., Boyle, K., Hughes, D. I., Watanabe, M., Velasquez, T., Goulding, M. D., Callister, R. J. and Graham, B. A. (2017) Anatomical and molecular properties of long descending propriospinal neurons in mice. Frontiers in Neuroanatomy, 11, 5. (doi:10.3389/fnana.2017.00005) (PMID:28220062) (PMCID:PMC5292581)

Abraira, V. E. et al. (2017) The cellular and synaptic architecture of the mechanosensory dorsal horn. Cell, 168(1-2), 295-310.e19. (doi:10.1016/j.cell.2016.12.010) (PMID:2804185)

Smith, K.M., Boyle, K.A., Mustapa, M., Jobling, P., Callister, R.J., Hughes, D.I. and Graham, B.A. (2016) Distinct forms of synaptic inhibition and neuromodulation regulate calretinin positive neuron excitability in the spinal cord dorsal horn. Neuroscience, 326, pp. 10-21. (doi:10.1016/j.neuroscience.2016.03.058) (PMID:27045594) (PMCID:PMC4919388)

Iwagaki, N., Ganley, R. P., Dickie, A., Polgár, E., Hughes, D. I., Del Rio, P., Revina, Y., Watanabe, M., Todd, A. J. and Riddell, J. S. (2016) A combined electrophysiological and morphological study of NPY-expressing inhibitory interneurons in the spinal dorsal horn of the mouse. Pain, 157(3), pp. 598-612. (doi:10.1097/j.pain.0000000000000407) (PMID:26882346) (PMCID:PMC4751741)

Tadros, M. A., Lim, R., Hughes, D. I., Brichta, A. M. and Callister, R. J. (2015) Electrical maturation of spinal neurons in the human fetus: comparison of ventral and dorsal horn. Journal of Neurophysiology, 114(5), pp. 2661-2671. (doi:10.1152/jn.00682.2015) (PMID:26334015)

Smith, K.M., Boyle, K.A., Madden, J.F., Dickinson, S.A., Jobling, P., Callister, R.J., Hughes, D.I. and Graham, B.A. (2015) Functional heterogeneity of calretinin-expressing neurons in the mouse superficial dorsal horn: implications for spinal pain processing. Journal of Physiology, 593(19), pp. 4319-4339. (doi:10.1113/JP270855) (PMID:26136181) (PMCID:PMC4594251)

Smith, K. M., Madden, J. F., Callister, R. J., Hughes, D. I. and Graham, B. A. (2014) The search for novel analgesics: re-examining spinal cord circuits with new tools. Frontiers in Pharmacology, 5(22), pp. 1-6. (doi:10.3389/fphar.2014.00022) (PMID:24616699) (PMCID:PMC3934318)

Harris, B. M., Hughes, D. I., Bolton, P. S., Tadross, M. A., Callister, R. J. and Graham, B. A. (2014) Contrasting alterations to synaptic and intrinsic properties in upper-cervical superficial dorsal horn neurons following acute neck muscle inflammation. Molecular Pain, 10(25), (doi:10.1186/1744-8069-10-25)

Hughes, D.I., Boyle, K., Kinnon, C.M., Bilsland, C., Quayle, J., Callister, R.J. and Graham, B.A. (2013) HCN4 subunit expression in fast-spiking interneurons of the rat spinal cord and hippocampus. Neuroscience, 237, pp. 7-18. (doi:10.1016/j.neuroscience.2013.01.028)

Polgár, E., Durrieux, C., Hughes, D.I. and Todd, A.J. (2013) A quantitative study of inhibitory interneurons in laminae I-III of the mouse spinal dorsal horn. PLoS ONE, 8(10), e78309. (doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0078309)

Hughes, D.I., Sikander, S., Kinnon, C.M., Boyle, K.A., Watanabe, M., Callister, R.J. and Graham, B.A. (2012) Morphological, neurochemical and electrophysiological features of parvalbumin-expressing cells: a likely source of axo-axonic inputs in the mouse spinal dorsal horn. Journal of Physiology, 590(16), pp. 3927-3951. (doi:10.1113/jphysiol.2012.235655)

Shehab, S.A.S. and Hughes, D.I. (2011) Simultaneous identification of unmyelinated and myelinated primary somatic afferents by co-injection of isolectin B4 and Cholera toxin subunit B into the sciatic nerve of the rat. Journal of Neuroscience Methods, 198(2), pp. 213-221. (doi:10.1016/j.jneumeth.2011.04.002)

Yasaka, T., Tiong, S.Y.X., Hughes, D.I., Riddell, J.S. and Todd, A.J. (2010) Populations of inhibitory and excitatory interneurons in lamina II of the adult rat spinal dorsal horn revealed by a combined electrophysiological and anatomical approach. Pain, 151(2), pp. 475-488. (doi:10.1016/j.pain.2010.08.008)

Yasaka, T., Hughes, D.I., Polgár, E., Nagy, G.G., Watanabe, M., Riddell, J.S. and Todd, A.J. (2009) Evidence against AMPA receptor-lacking glutamatergic synapses in the superficial dorsal horn of the rat spinal cord. Journal of Neuroscience, 29(42), pp. 13401-13409. (doi:10.1523/JNEUROSCI.2628-09.2009)

Hughes, D.I., Scott, D.T., Riddell, J.S. and Todd, A.J. (2007) Up-regulation of substance P in low-threshold myelinated afferents is not required for tactile allodynia in the chronic constriction injury and spinal nerve ligation models. Journal of Neuroscience, 27(8), pp. 2035-2044. (doi:10.1523/JNEUROSCI.5401-06.2007)

Hughes, D.I., Scott, D.T., Riddell, J.S. and Todd, A.J. (2007) Upregulation of substance P in low-threshold myelinated afferents is not required for tactile allodynia in the chronic constriction injury and spinal nerve ligation models. Journal of Neuroscience, 27(8), pp. 2035-2044. (doi:10.1523/JNEUROSCI.5401-06.2007)

Shehab, S., McGonigle, D., Hughes, D.I., Todd, A.J. and Redgrave, P. (2005) Anatomical evidence for an anticonvulsant relay in the rat ventromedial medulla. European Journal of Neuroscience, 22(6), pp. 1431-1444. (doi:10.1111/j.1460-9568.2005.04326.x)

Polgar, E., Hughes, D.I., Arham, A.Z. and Todd, A.J. (2005) Loss of neurons from laminas I-III of the spinal dorsal horn is not required for development of tactile allodynia in the spared nerve injury model of neuropathic pain. Journal of Neuroscience, 25(28), pp. 6658-6666. (doi:10.1523/JNEUROSCI.1490-05.2005)

Hughes, D.I. et al. (2005) P boutons in lamina IX of the rodent spinal cord express high levels of glutamic acid decarboxylase-65 and originate from cells in deep medial dorsal horn. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 102(25), pp. 9038-9043. (doi:10.1073/pnas.0503646102)

Hughes, D.I., Polgár, E., Shehab, S.A.S. and Todd, A.J. (2004) Peripheral axotomy induces depletion of the vesicular glutamate transporter VGLUT1 in central terminals of myelinated afferent fibres in the rat spinal cord. Brain Research, 1017(1-2), pp. 69-76. (doi:10.1016/j.brainres.2004.05.054)

Hughes, D.I., Scott, D.T., Todd, A.J. and Riddell, J.S. (2003) Lack of evidence for sprouting of Aβ afferents into the superficial laminas of the spinal cord dorsal horn after nerve section. Journal of Neuroscience, 23(29), pp. 9491-9499.

Polgár, E., Hughes, D.I., Riddell, J.S., Maxwell, D.J., Puskár, Z. and Todd, A.J. (2003) Selective loss of spinal GABAergic or glycinergic neurons is not necessary for development of thermal hyperalgesia in the chronic constriction injury model of neuropathic pain. Pain, 104(1), pp. 229-239. (doi:10.1016/S0304-3959(03)00011-3)

Todd, A.J., Hughes, D.I., Polgár, E., Nagy, G.G., Mackie, M., Ottersen, O.P. and Maxwell, D.J. (2003) The expression of vesicular glutamate transporters VGLUT1 and VGLUT2 in neurochemically defined axonal populations in the rat spinal cord with emphasis on the dorsal horn. European Journal of Neuroscience, 17(1), pp. 13-27. (doi:10.1046/j.1460-9568.2003.02406.x)

Mackie, M., Hughes, D.I., Maxwell, D.J., Tillakaratne, N.J.K. and Todd, A.J. (2003) Distribution and colocalisation of glutamate decarboxylase isoforms in the rat spinal cord. Neuroscience Letters, 119, pp. 461-472. (doi:10.1016/S0306-4522(03)00174-X)

Pawelzik, H., Hughes, D.I. and Thomson, A.M. (2003) Modulation of inhibitory autapses and synapses on rat CA1 interneurones by GABAa receptor ligands. Journal of Physiology, 546(3), pp. 701-716. (doi:10.1113/jphysiol.2002.035121)

Watson, A.H.D., Hughes, D.I. and Bazzaz, A.A. (2002) Synaptic relationships between hair follicle afferents and neurones expressing GABA and glycine-like immunoreactivity in the spinal cord of the rat. Journal of Comparative Neurology, 452(4), pp. 367-380. (doi:10.1002/cne.10410)

Pawelzik, H., Hughes, D.I. and Thomson, A.M. (2002) Physiological and morphological diversity of immunocytochemically defined parvalbumin- and cholecystokinin-positive interneurones in CA1 of the adult rat hippocampus. Journal of Comparative Neurology, 443(4), pp. 346-367. (doi:10.1002/cne.10118)

Zagon, A. and Hughes, D.I. (2001) Gating of vagal inputs by sciatic afferents in nonspinally projecting neurons in the rat rostral ventrolateral medulla oblongata. Journal of Neuroscience Methods, 13(4), pp. 781-792. (doi:10.1046/j.0953-816x.2000.01445.x)

Hughes, D.I., Bannister, A.P., Pawelzik, H. and Thomson, A.M. (2000) Double immunofluorescence, peroxidase labelling and ultrastructural analysis of interneurones following prolonged electrophysiological recordings in vitro. Journal of Neuroscience Methods, 101(2), pp. 107-116. (doi:10.1016/S0165-0270(00)00254-5)

Thomson, A.M., Bannister, A.P., Hughes, D.I. and Pawelzik, H. (2000) Differential sensitivity to Zolpidem of IPSPs activated by morphologically identified CA1 interneurons in slices of rat hippocampus. European Journal of Neuroscience, 12(2), pp. 425-436. (doi:10.1046/j.1460-9568.2000.00915.x)

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Grants

Grants and Awards listed are those received whilst working with the University of Glasgow.

  • Determining the role of calretinin-RorB spinal interneurons in modulating mechanical pain
    Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council
    2017 - 2020
     
  • CRACK IT Challenge 9: DRGNET: Enabling access to primary human dorsal root ganglion neurones for drug target identification and pharmacological
    National Centre for Replacement,Refinement and Reduction of
    2014 - 2017
     
  • Spinal processing of sensory signals from the gut
    National Health and Medical Research Council
    2014 - 2016
     
  • CRACK IT Challenge 9: DRGNET: Enabling access to primary human dorsal root ganglion neurones for drug target identification and pharmacological experimentation
    National Centre for Replacement,Refinement and Reduction of Animals in Research
    2013 - 2014
     
  • The role of presynaptic inhibition in neuropathic pain
    National Health and Medical Research Council
    2013 - 2015
     
  • Modulating cutaneous afferent input: Identifying a source of presynaptic (axo-axonic) inputs in the mouse spinal dorsal horn
    Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council
    2012 - 2014
     
  • Development of peripheral sensory pathways in humans
    National Health and Medical Research Council
    2012 - 2014
     

Teaching

Teaching Administration

Degree Programme Coordination

Anatomy BSc Honours (Final Year): Coordinator 2010-2016, Deputy Coordinator 2009-2010, 2016 - present
Anatomy Junior Honours (Year 3): Coordinator 2009-2012, Deputy Coordinator 2012-2016
Anatomy Examinations Officer 2011-2016

Degree Course Coordination

Course leader: “Advanced Neuroanatomy” for BSc honours students; 2011 - present
Course leader: “Anatomy Advanced Studies” for BSc honours students in Anatomy; 2011 - 2016
Course leader: “Skills for the Modern Professional” for intercalating medical students; 2011 – 2016

 

Teaching: Delivery and Assessment

Undergraduate teaching

Year 3: Life Science courses in Anatomy, Neuroscience, Physiology and Pharmacology.
Years 4 and 5: Human Biology courses in “Autonomic Nervous System”, “Developmental Neuroscience”, “Advanced Neuroanatomy”, and “Bio-imaging in Life Science”.

Professional courses

Year 1:  Medical students (MBChB1):      Limbs and Back course
Year 1:  Dental students (BDS1):              Biological and Medical Sciences
Year 2:  Medical students (MBChB2):      Head, Neck and Neurological Systems

Postgraduate teaching

MSc Brain Sciences
MSc Biomedical Sciences
MSc BioImaging
MSc in vitro and Analytical Approaches in Neuroscience
Summer School: in vivo skills in Neuroscience

 

Student Mentoring and Supervision

Advisor of Studies, School of Life Sciences: 2012 – present
Research mentor to postdoctoral researchers: 2012 - present

I supervise at least four undergraduate (BSc honours) project students each academic year, and up to three postgraduate (Masters) students from the Brain Sciences or Biomedical Sciences courses. I also supervise summer projects.

 

PhD Students

Marami Binti Mustapa
Andrew Bell


Supervision

Invited International Presentations

  • 2016: Yokohama, Japan - IASP Workshop Organiser: Inhibitory Interneurons in the Spinal Dorsal Horn: Recent Advances
  • 2016: Yokohama, Japan - Invited Speaker; IASP’s 16th World Congress on Pain
  • 2016: Taormina, Sicily, Italy - Invited Speaker; Pain Mechanisms and Therapeutics Conference
  • 2015: Queen Mary University of London - Invited Speaker; Neurogastroenterology Group, Queen Mary University of London
  • 2015: Janelia Research Campus, USA - Invited Speaker; 'Mammalian Circuits Underlying Somatosensation', Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Janelia Research Campus, USA.
  • 2013: Galway, Ireland - Invited Speaker; Centre for Pain Research, School of Medicine, NUI Galway
  • 2012: Milan, Italy - IASP Workshop Co-organiser: Dissecting interneuron diversity on the spinal dorsal horn using transgenic mice
  • 2012: Melbourne, Australia - Invited Speaker; Department of Anatomy and Neuroscience, University of Melbourne
  • 2012: Sydney, Australia - Invited Speaker; Sensory Neuroscience Symposium, University of Western Sydney
  • 2012: Milan, Italy - Invited Speaker; IASP's 14th World Congress of Pain
  • 2010: Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia - Invited Speaker; School of Biomedical Sciences and Pharmacy, University of Newcastle
  • 2010: Glasgow, Scotland - Invited Speaker; Scottish Neuroscience Meeting, University of Strathclyde

Professional Learned Society

  • 2017 - ongoing: Frontiers in Neural Circuits - Review Editor
  • 2015 - ongoing: Frontiers in Neuropharmacology - Review Editor
  • 2015 - ongoing: Anatomical Society of Great Britain and Ireland - Fellow
  • 2015 - ongoing: Athena SWAN Institute SAT member
  • 2015 - ongoing: Neuropharmacology - Review Editor
  • 2014 - ongoing: STEMM Ambassador
  • 2008 - ongoing: Anatomical Society of Great Britain and Ireland - Member
  • 2008 - ongoing: International Association for the Study of Pain - Member
  • 1998 - ongoing: Society for Neuroscience - Member