Professor Scott Waddell

Professor of Neurobiology

Oxford Martin Senior Alumni Fellow

Scott Waddell studied biochemistry as an undergraduate at the University of Dundee, and researched cancer for his PhD at the University of London. He switched fields and continents as a postdoc in the Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. After 10 years leading a research group in the Department of Neurobiology at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, he moved to Oxford as a Wellcome Senior Research Fellow in November 2011. He is a member of EMBO and was awarded the 2014 Liliane Bettencourt Prize for the Life Sciences. Scott became a Wellcome Principal Research Fellow in 2016.

Scott’s group has studied neural circuit mechanisms of memory-directed behaviour in the fly since 2001.