|Jeremy P. Brockes is Medical
Research Council Research Professor in the Department
of Biochemistry at University College London. He received
his BA degree in biochemistry from Cambridge University,
and a PhD in molecular biology from Edinburgh University.
After postdoctoral periods in the Department of Neurobiology
at Harvard Medical School (with Zach Hall), and the Department
of Zoology at University College (with Martin Raff), he
joined the Division of Biology at Caltech. He returned
to England to Kings College London, then the Ludwig Institute
for Cancer Research, and then his present location. His
early interests were in cellular interactions in the nervous
system, particularly involving Schwann cell, nerve and
muscle. This led him to study the nerve dependence of
amphibian limb regeneration in salamanders and newts.
This in turn led to work on the mechanism of positional
identity in urodele regeneration, and the basis for the
plasticity of differentiated cells during regeneration.
He has also worked during the last five years on the cell
biology of scrapie infection in cell culture. He is a
member of the European Molecular Biology Organisation,
the Academia Europaea, and a Fellow of the Royal Society.