Juan Burrone

Juan Burrone

Professor of Developmental Neurophysiology, Group Leader


Juan Burrone graduated from the University of Bristol, UK, in 1995 with a BSc in Biochemistry. He then obtained a PhD from Cambridge University in 2000, having worked under the supervision of Prof. Leon Lagnado at the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology (LMB). He then moved to the Molecular and Cellular Biology department at Harvard University, USA, to join Prof. Venkatesh Murthy?s lab as a postdoctoral fellow. In 2006 he joined the MRC Centre for Developmental Neurobiology as a lecturer, where he is currently a professor.

He has received many recognitions and awards, including a NARSAD Young Investigator Award (2000); Grable investigator of NARSAD (2001); Wellcome Value in People (VIP) award (2005); Lister Institute Prize winner (2009); Wellcome Trust Young Investigator award (2011); ERC Young Investigator award (2011).


Thompson Reuters Researcher ID: C-5654-2009
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All publications:


Horton S, Mastrolia V, Jackson RE, Kemlo S, Pereira Machado PM, Carbajal MA, Hindges R, Fleck RA, Aguiar P, Neves G, Burrone J (2024) Excitatory and inhibitory synapses show a tight subcellular correlation that weakens over development. Cell Rep 43: 114361

Mateus JC, Sousa MM, Burrone J, Aguiar P (2024) Beyond a Transmission Cable-New Technologies to Reveal the Richness in Axonal Electrophysiology. J Neurosci 44


Harley P, Kerins C, Gatt A, Neves G, Riccio F, Machado CB, Cheesbrough A, R'Bibo L, Burrone J, Lieberam I (2023) Aberrant axon initial segment plasticity and intrinsic excitability of ALS hiPSC motor neurons. Cell Rep 42: 113509

Puhl CJ, Wefelmeyer W, Burrone J (2023) Cholinergic Stimulation Modulates the Functional Composition of CA3 Cell Types in the Hippocampus. J Neurosci 43: 4972-4983.

Compans B, Burrone J (2023) Chandelier cells shine a light on the formation of GABAergic synapses. Curr Opin Neurobiol 80: 102697.