Anna Hoerder-Suabedissen
Lecturer in Neurosciences


I graduated from Lancaster University with a BSc in Natural Sciences (majoring in Physics and Physiology), before coming to Oxford to complete an MSc in Neuroscience in 2003. As a Wellcome Trust-funded student, I did my DPhil on the connectivity and molecular identity of subplate neurons.


I teach Neuroscience to second-year Medical students at Trinity College, and have previously been a college lecturer at Keble College. I also give lectures and tutorials for Prelims Human Sciences.


I have continued researching the development and connectivity of subplate neurons, and their function in early cortical development ever since. More information on my research can be found at:

Selected Publications

Hoerder-Suabedissen A and Molnar Z (2015) Development, evolution and pathology of neocortical subplate neurons. Nat Rev Neurosci 16(3):133-46.
Grant E, Hoerder-Suabedissen A, Molnar Z (2016) The regulation of corticofugal fiber targeting by retinal inputs. Cereb Cortex 26(3):1336-48.
Marques-Smith A, Lyngholm D, Kaufmann AK, Stacey JA, Hoerder-Suabedissen A, Becker EB, Wilson MC, Molnar Z, Butt SJ (2016) A transient translaminar GABAergic interneuron circuit connects thalamocortical recipient layers in neonatal somatosensory cortex. Neuron 89(3):536-49.
Pedraza M, Hoerder-Suabedissen A, Amparo Albert-Maestro M, Molnár Z, De Carlos JA (2014) A new extracortical origin of murine subplate neurons. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 111: 8613-8.
Hoerder-Suabedissen A, Oeschger FM, Krishnan ML, Belgard TG, Wang WZ, Lee S, Webber C, Petretto E, Edwards AD, Molnár Z (2013). Expression profiling of mouse subplate reveals a dynamic gene network and disease association with autism and schizophrenia. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 110:3555-60.