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Michael Hausser

Professor Michael Hausser FMedSci FRS


Elected: 2015



ORCID 0000-0002-2673-8957


Michael Häusser is Professor of Neuroscience at University College London and a Principal Research Fellow of the Wellcome Trust. He received his PhD from Oxford University under the supervision of Julian Jack. He subsequently worked with Bert Sakmann at the Max-Planck-Institute for Medical Research in Heidelberg and with Philippe Ascher at the École Normale Supérieure in Paris. He established his own laboratory at UCL in 1997 and became Professor of Neuroscience in 2001. 

His group is interested in understanding the cellular basis of neural computation in the mammalian brain using a combination of experiments and theory, with a special focus on the role of dendrites. His group has also helped to pioneer several new optical approaches for probing the function of neural circuits in the intact brain. 

Interests and expertise

Subject groups


Action potentials, Axons, Cerebellar cortex, Cerebral cortex, Computational neuroscience, neural computation, Neuronal dendrites, Neurophysiology, Neurotransmission, synaptic integration