Dr Gareth Miles:

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Dr Gareth Miles

Dr Gareth Miles
Bute Building
University of St Andrews
St Andrews
KY16 9TS

tel: 01334 463281
fax: 01334 463600
room: B13

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School of Psychology and Neuroscience
Institute of Behavioural and Neural Sciences
IBANS Animal Cognition
Neural Control of Movement

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The primary goal of the research in my laboratory is to provide a better understanding of the neural control of movement with a focus on motor systems of the brainstem and spinal cord. A detailed knowledge of the normal physiology of these systems is required to enable us to understand and ultimately treat neurodegenerative diseases and injuries which can afflict them. My lab's interests extend from the level of ion channels on individual neurons up to entire neuronal networks involved in  motor behaviours. We study the physiology and anatomy of motor systems both in their normal 'healthy' state and when they are affected by conditions such as Motor Neuron Disease (MND).

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Bi-directional communication between neurons and astrocytes modulates spinal motor circuits Matthew James Broadhead, Gareth Brian Miles
Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience 2020 vol. 14
Nanostructural diversity of synapses in the mammalian spinal cord Matthew James Broadhead, Lauren Arcinas, Sumi Bez, Fei Zhu, Jonathan Nylk, Kishan Dholakia, Frank J Gunn-Moore, Seth G.N. Grant, Gareth Brian Miles
Scientific Reports 2020 vol. 10
Synaptic mechanisms underlying modulation of locomotor-related motoneuron output by premotor cholinergic interneurons Matthew James Broadhead, Efstathia Tetringa, Eirini Tsape, Laskaro Zagoraiou, Gareth Brian Miles
eLife 2020 vol. 9
Balanced cholinergic modulation of spinal locomotor circuits via M2 and M3 muscarinic receptors Lennart R. B. Spindler, Gareth Brian Miles
Scientific Reports 2019 vol. 9
Editorial overview Gareth Brian Miles, Claire Wyart
Current Opinion in Physiology 2019 vol. 8 pp. iii-v