We are interested in understanding the biological systems through which stress drives cellular changes in the brain that underlie perturbations of cognition and emotion. Based on a better understanding of these systems we aim to design novel and precise therapeutic interventions for stress-related brain disorders. Our core expertise lies in neuropsychopharmacology and behavioural monitoring. In ongoing research projects, we apply transcranial electrical stimulation and chemogenetic interventions with the aim of targeting specific populations of brain cells to induce therapeutic effects. In addition, we use immunological and electrophysiological techniques for mechanistic investigations.
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