Ian Glynn

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Ian Michael Glynn FRS FRCP (born 3 June 1928) is a British biologist[1] and a Fellow of the Royal Society.

He was Professor of Physiology, University of Cambridge,[2] 1986–95, and is now Professor Emeritus. He has been a Fellow, Trinity College, Cambridge since 1955 (Vice-Master, 1980–86).

Education: City of London School; Trinity College, Cambridge; University College, London Hospital.

His work on the 'sodium pump'[3] led to his election to the Royal Society[4] and to Honorary Foreign Membership of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

He is the author of An Anatomy of Thought: The Origin and Machinery of the Mind (2003) and Elegance in Science: The beauty of simplicity (2010).


  1. ^ Hameroff, Stuart R.; Kaszniak, Alfred W.; Chalmers, David John (1999). Toward a science of consciousness III: the third Tucson discussions and debates. MIT Press. pp. 345–. ISBN 978-0-262-58181-3. Retrieved 26 September 2011. 
  2. ^ "Animal Rights Activists Firebomb Stores". The Mount Airy News. December 21, 1988. p. 1. Retrieved 26 September 2011. 
  3. ^ Stein, Wilfred D. (1990). Channels, carriers, and pumps: an introduction to membrane transport. Academic Press. p. 223. ISBN 978-0-12-665045-7. Retrieved 26 September 2011. 
  4. ^ Royal Society (2009). Year-book of the Royal Society of London. Harrison and Sons. p. 232. Retrieved 26 September 2011.