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Seven medical researchers at Oxford University have been elected as Fellows of the Academy of Medical Sciences, including Professor Russell Foster, Head of the NLO.

The honour recognises outstanding contributions to the advancement of medical science, innovative application of scientific knowledge, or conspicuous service to healthcare.

Russell Foster is Professor of Circadian Neuroscience and Head of the Department of Ophthalmology, where his research spans visual and circadian neurobiology, focusing on the mechanisms whereby light regulates vertebrate circadian rhythms. He has been internationally recognised for his discovery of non-rod, non-cone ocular photoreceptors. In collaboration with the Oxford Eye Hospital, his research group is exploring the impact of retinal disease on sleep and circadian rhythm disruption.