Institute of Neuroscience

Staff Profile

Mel Leitch

Technical Manager


Roles and Responsibilities

Lead on
1. Technical support
2. Health and safety
3. Estates/Space management
4. Professional Registration


BSc.(Hons), MPhil


Fellow of the Institute of Science and Technology

Royal Society of Biology

Honours and Awards

Chartered Scientist

Abstract selected for oral presentation at BAP summer meeting 2002.
Medical faculty graduate school poster winner 2002.


Research Interests

Effect of glucocorticoids on the function of the 5-HT system.
A particular focus is the attenuation in somatodendritic 5-HT1A autoreceptor function following chronic corticosterone exposure.

Expertise in Radioimmunoassay, HPLC, microdialysis, insitu hybridization, autoradiography, invitro electrophysiology.

Other Expertise

Laboratory management.
Health and Safety
Estates/Space management


5-HT, serotonin, 5-HT1A, depression, affective disorders.