Nicholas Barnes


  • Professor of Neuropharmacology, Pharmacy

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Nicholas Barnes’s research focuses on the neurotransmitter and local hormone 5-hydroxytryptamine (5-HT, serotonin), from cellular and molecular approaches investigating the 5-HT receptors and the transporter, SERT, to proof of concept clinical investigations assessing the potential therapeutic utility of manipulating the 5-HT system.

Professor Barnes is also a member of the working group that advises the UK Government on issues concerning the misuse of drugs and polysubstance abuse. He has successfully supervised 18 PhD researchers.

1990 …2024

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Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being


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