Faculty of Biological Sciences

Dr Alasdair Pickles

BSc, PhD, Leeds
Associate Professor
School of Biomedical Sciences

Contact:  Garstang 6.31e, +44(0) 113 34 34247, email address for  

Modules managed

BIOL5175M - Drug and Chemical Toxicology
BIOL5396M - Research Project
BIOL8001 - Training in the Workplace
BMSC1212 - Introduction to Pharmacology
BMSC3101 - Inherited Disorders
BMSC3149 - Drug Development: Pre-Clinical to Practice
BMSC3302 - Medical Pharmacology

Modules taught

BIOL1223/2223 - Professional Development
BIOL5262M - Molecular Diagnostics and Drug Delivery
BMSC1103 - Basic Laboratory and Scientific Skills
BMSC1110 - Foundations of Biomedical Sciences
BMSC1212 - Introduction to Pharmacology
BMSC1213 - Basic Laboratory and Scientific Skills 2
BMSC1215 - Life in the Extreme: Ultra Human Physiology
BMSC2117/3302 - Cardio-respiratory Phys & Med Phar
BMSC2119/3302 - Experimental Skills/Medical Pharmacology
BMSC2120 - Scientific Skills
BMSC2122 - Cardio-Respiratory Neuroscience
BMSC2223 - Neuropharmacology
BMSC2223/BMSC3302 - Neuropharmacology/Medical Pharmacology
BMSC2224 - Principles of Drug Discovery
BMSC2230 - Topics in Pharmacology
BMSC3101 - Inherited Disorders
BMSC3126 - Integrative Biomedical Sciences
BMSC3149 - Drug Development: Pre-Clinical to Practice
BMSC3233/34/35/36 - Advanced topics for BMS students II
BMSC3233/34/36 - Advanced Topics II
BMSC3301 - Research Project in Biomedical Sciences

Academic roles

Industrial Placement Tutor

Committees

Member of Faculty Taught Student Education Committee (Co-opted member)
Member of Undergraduate School Taught Student Education Committee

Group Leader Dr Alasdair Pickles  (Associate Professor)

Hendrie C, Pickles A Psilocybin: panacea or placebo? The Lancet Psychiatry 3 805-806, 2016
DOI:10.1016/S2215-0366(16)30103-1

Pickles AR, Hendrie CA Anxiolytic-induced attenuation of thigmotaxis in the Elevated Minus Maze. Behav Processes 97 76-79, 2013
DOI:10.1016/j.beproc.2013.04.006
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Hendrie C, Pickles A, Stanford SC, Robinson E The failure of the antidepressant drug discovery process is systemic Journal of Psychopharmacology 27 407-416, 2013
DOI:10.1177/0269881112466185
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Pickles AR, Hagan JJ, Jones DNC, Hendrie CA Short-term individual housing induced social deficits in female Mongolian gerbils: attenuation by chronic but not acute imipramine. Neuropharmacology 62 1993-1998, 2012
DOI:10.1016/j.neuropharm.2011.12.016
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Nalivaeva NN, Belyaev ND, Lewis DI, Pickles AR, Makova NZ, Bagrova DI, Dubrovskaya NM, Plesneva SA, Zhuravin IA, Turner AJ Effect of sodium valproate administration on brain neprilysin expression and memory in rats. J Mol Neurosci 46 569-577, 2012
DOI:10.1007/s12031-011-9644-x
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Hendrie CA, Pickles AR Depression: An Evolutionary Adaptation Organised Around the Third Ventricle EVOLUTION 2 0: IMPLICATIONS OF DARWINISM IN PHILOSOPHY AND THE SOCIAL AND NATURAL SCIENCES 23-32, 2012
DOI:10.1007/978-3-642-20496-8_3

Hendrie CA, Pickles AR EVOLUTIONARY BASED APPROACHES TOWARDS THE MODELLING OF DEPRESSION, 2011

Hendrie CA, Phillips D, Pickles AR BEHAVIOURAL SCIENTISTS APPEAR NOT TO HAVE SPECIALIST KNOWLEDGE OF LABORATORY ANIMAL BEHAVIOUR, 2011

Hendrie CA, Pickles AR DEPRESSION AS AN EVOLUTIONARY ADAPTATION: ANATOMICAL ORGANISATION AROUND THE THIRD VENTRICLE, 2010

Pickles AR, Hendrie CA A NEW MODEL OF ANXIETY-LIKE RESPONSES IN RODENTS: THE ELEVATED MINUS MAZE (EMM), 2010

Hendrie CA, Pickles AR Depression as an evolutionary adaptation: anatomical organisation around the third ventricle. Med Hypotheses 74 735-740, 2010
DOI:10.1016/j.mehy.2009.10.026
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Hendrie CA, Pickles AR Depression as an evolutionary adaptation: implications for the development of preclinical models. Med Hypotheses 72 342-347, 2009
DOI:10.1016/j.mehy.2008.09.053
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Pickles AR, Hendrie CA, Hagan JJ, Jones DNC Behavioural consequences of moving house in female Mongolian gerbils: do antidepressants help?, 2004

Hendrie CA, Pickles AR, Duxon MS, Riley G, Hagan JJ Effects of fluoxetine on social behaviour and plasma corticosteroid levels in female mongolian gerbils Behavioural Pharmacology 14 545-550, 2003
DOI:10.1097/00008877-200311000-00007

Hendrie CA, Pickles AR, Duxon MS, Riley G, Hagan JJ Effects of fluoxetine on social behaviour and plasma corticosteroid levels in female mongolian gerbils BEHAV PHARMACOL 14 545-550, 2003
DOI:10.1097/01.fbp.0000095716.39553.c4

Pickles AR, Jones DNC, Hagan JJ, Hendrie CA Social manipulation of female Mongolian gerbils: sensitivity to three classes of drugs, 2003