Adrian Pini graduated in physiology and dental surgery from Guy’s Hospital London and was Bayliss Starling memorial Scholar at UCL where he took his doctorate. He then completed post-doctoral fellowships in Cambridge (MRC Training Fellow), Columbia (MRC Travelling Fellow) and at McGill working with Albert Aguayo. He has worked on the electrophysiology of peripheral nerve and spinal cord and is best known for his discovery of chemorepulsion in the developing nervous system. It was during these investigations that his group discovered the neurotoxic effects of histone H1. He has broadcast on radio and commented in the media about neural development and degeneration.