Integration and function of newborn neurons in the adult amygdala (2009–2013)

Abstract:
The amygdala is brain region that integrates emotional information. Disorders of the amygdala lead to mental disorders such as anxiety, depression and post-traumatic stress syndrome. This project will study new-born cells in the adult amygdala. Our experiments will provide novel information on how these cells fit into local circuits and what their functional role is. They will also provide guidelines for the development of new therapies.
Grant type:
NHMRC Project Grant
Researchers:
  • Institute Director
    Queensland Brain Institute
    Affiliated Professor
    School of Biomedical Sciences
    Faculty of Medicine
  • Professorial Research Fellow
    Queensland Brain Institute
    Emeritus Professor
    Queensland Brain Institute
Funded by:
National Health and Medical Research Council