Cell Biology

Dr. Fiona Russell

Main Areas of Expertise Neuroscience; Pharmacology; Cell biology; Molecular biology Secondary Areas of Expertise Pain; Arthritis; Inflammation; Vascular biology; Neuropeptides; Ion channels; Cytokines; Proteases; In vivo electrophysiology; Leukocyte recruitment Biography Dr. Fiona Russell graduated from the University of Oxford in 2003 with a first class Masters degree in Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry, and received her PhD in Pharmacology from King's College London in 2007. Her PhD research utilised various knock-out and transgenic mouse lines to study the mechanisms involved in pain and inflammation, specifically with regards to the TRP family of ion channels. On completion of her PhD, Dr. Russell carried out postdoctoral research in a neurophysiology laboratory at the University of Calgary, Canada. There, she learnt an intricate in vivo electrophysiological technique to record electrical activity from single nerve fibres in the rodent knee joint. She is now continuing to study joint pain and arthritis as a postdoctoral research associate at King's College London. Dr. Russell has authored many high quality peer-reviewed research papers, as well as reviews and book chapters. She has also acted as peer-reviewer for many international journals in her field. Qualifications PhD, Pharmacology, King's College London MBiochem, Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry, University of Oxford Reviewer for journals including Pain, British Journal of Pharmacology, Journal of Neurophysiology and Neuroscience Letters Current Activity Postdoctoral research associate at King's College London