Gordon Arbuthnott


Education: BSc PhD (Aberdeen)

Nationality: British
Scotland, U.K.


  • Honorary Professor, University of Edinburgh, 1996
  • Teaching Award Department of Neuroscience, University of Edinburgh 2002
  • Honorary Professor, University of Otago, 2010

Research Career

  • Karolinska Institute
  • University of Aberdeen
  • Medical Research Council, University of Edinburgh
  • University of Edinburgh
  • University of Otago (NZ)

Selected Publications

Randall FE, Garcia-Munoz M, Vickers C, Schock SC, Staines WA, Arbuthnott GW (2011) The corticostriatal system in dissociated cell culture. Frontiers in Systems Neuroscience 5.

Schock SC, Jolin-Dahel KS, Schock PC, Staines WA, Garcia-Munoz M and Arbuthnott GW (2010) Striatal interneurons in dissociated cell culture. Histochemistry and Cell Biology.134 1-12.

Arbuthnott G., Garcia-Munoz M. (2009) Dealing with the devil in the detail – some thoughts about the next model of the basal ganglia. Parkinsonism and related disorders 15 S3 139-142

Dejean, C., Hyland, B., Arbuthnott, G. W. (2009) Cortical Effects of Subthalamic Stimulation Correlate with Behavioral Recovery from Dopamine Antagonist. 
Cerebral Cortex 19 1055-1063

Li, S., Arbuthnott, G.W., Jutras, M.J., Goldberg, J.A., Jaeger, D. (2007) Resonant antidromic cortical circuit activation as a consequence of high-frequency subthalamic deep-brain stimulation. J Neurophysiol. 98  3525-3537

Arbuthnott, G.W., & Wickens, J.R. (2007) Space, time, and dopamine.  T.I.N.S. (2007)  30 62-69

Day M., Wang Z., Ding J., An X., Ingham C. A., Shering A.F., Wokosin D., Ilijic E., Sun Z., Sampson A. R., Mugnaini E., Deutch A. Y., Sesack S. R., Arbuthnott G.W., and Surmeier D. J. (2006) Selective elimination of glutamatergic synapses on striatopallidal neurons in Parkinson disease models. Nat Neurosci  9 251-259

Stephens B., Mueller A.J., Shering A.F., Hood S.H., Taggart P., Arbuthnott G.W., Bell J.E., Kilford L., Kingsbury A.E., Daniel S.E., and Ingham C.A. (2005) Evidence of a breakdown of corticostriatal connections in Parkinson’s disease. Neuroscience 132 471-475

Wright A. K., Ramanathan S., Arbuthnott G. W. (2001) Identification of the source of the bilateral projection system from cortex to somatosensory neostriatum and an exploration of its physiological actions. Neuroscience 103 87-96

Ingham C. A., Hood S. H., Taggart P., and Arbuthnott G. W. (1998) Plasticity of synapses in the rat neostriatum after unilateral lesion of the nigrostriatal dopaminergic pathway. J.Neuroscience 18  4732-4743