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Research Interests

My research is focussed around the mechanisms of synaptic plasticity in physiological and disease states. By using a combination of electrophysiology, functional imaging and molecular biology, we can probe the receptors and cellular processes that cause neural circuits and synapses to alter their strengths and functions in response to the changing stimulus of the outside world. This natural process would appear to be subject to critical developmental periods and be disrupted in several psychiatric and neurological conditions, so further study of its function and dysfunction is crucial to our understanding of neuroscience and psychiatry.

Teaching Activity

BSc(Hons) Neuroscience:

NE1010 Cellular and Developmental Neuroscience

NE2008 Neuroscience Practicals 2

NE2009 Pills and Poisons

NE3001 Brain Disorders and Disease

NE3002 Advanced Synaptic Plasticity


Head of Admissions, School of Life and Health Sciences

BSc Neuroscience Admissions Tutor

Membership of Professional Bodies

Society for Neuroscience

British Neuroscience Association

British Pharmacology Society

Senior Fellow of the HEA

Research Projects/Collaborations

Aston Neuroscience Institute (ANI)

Aston Laboratories for Translational Epilepsy Research (ALTER)

PhD Supervision

Current PhD Students:

Max Wilson

Ellen Black

Tuaseef Khan

Nicole Marley (Associate Supervisor)

Contact Details

Email: s.greenhill@aston.ac.uk
Telephone: +44 (0) 121 204 3182

Education/Academic qualification

University of Bath

University of Edinburgh

External positions

Honorary Research Fellow, Cardiff University

1 Feb 2016 → …


  • QH301 Biology
  • Neuroscience
  • Electrophysiology
  • Pharmacology
  • Epilepsy
  • Schizophrenia

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Research Output 2007 2019

Barrel Cortex as a Model System for Understanding the Molecular, Structural, and Functional Basis of Cortical Plasticity

Fox, K., Greenhill, S. & de Haan, A., 29 Aug 2019, Handbook of Behavioral Neuroscience. Vol. 28. p. 189-212 24 p. (Handbook of Behavioral Neuroscience; vol. 28).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


Phase-amplitude coupled persistent theta and gamma oscillations in rat primary motor cortex in vitro

Johnson, N. W., Özkan, M., Burgess, A. P., Prokic, E. J., Wafford, K. A., O'Neill, M. J., Greenhill, S. D., Stanford, I. M. & Woodhall, G. L., Jun 2017, In : Neuropharmacology. 119, p. 141–156 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Motor Cortex
GABA-A Receptor Antagonists
Excitatory Amino Acid Antagonists

Time-course and mechanisms of homeostatic plasticity in layers 2/3 and 5 of the barrel cortex

Glazewski, S., Greenhill, S. & Fox, K., 16 Jan 2017, In : Pilosophical Transactions B. 372, 1715, 11 p., 20160150.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access

CCR5 is a suppressor for cortical plasticity and hippocampal learning and memory

Zhou, M., Greenhill, S., Huang, S., Silva, T. K., Sano, Y., Wu, S., Cai, Y., Nagaoka, Y., Sehgal, M., Cai, D. J., Lee, Y-S., Fox, K. & Silva, A. J., 20 Dec 2016, In : eLife. 5, 30 p., e20985.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Data storage equipment
Neuronal Plasticity
Long-Term Potentiation

Evidence for homeostatic and Hebbian plasticity components in cortical layer 2/3 neurons

Fox, K. D., Greenhill, S. D. & Glazewski, S., 12 Nov 2016, p. 36.11 / F24.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePoster

Open Access
Neuronal Plasticity
Calcium-Calmodulin-Dependent Protein Kinase Type 2
Inbred C57BL Mouse