QBI scientist wins NHMRC Excellence Award

11 Dec 2008

QBI's Deputy Director Professor Pankaj Sah has been named as one of Australia’s seven most distinguished health and medical researchers.

At an award ceremony in Canberra, Professor Sah and his fellow recipients were recognised for their outstanding contribution to the success of research in this country. 

The National Health and Medical Research Council, Australia’s leading funding body for health and medical research, granted its Excellence Awards to the highest ranked recipients of grants and fellowships in 2008.

Professor Sah’s laboratory uses electrophysiology, imaging and molecular techniques to study the way the brain’s amygdala lays down emotional memory.

Disorders of the storage or expression of emotional memory are linked with several debilitating human responses such as panic attacks, anxiety and post traumatic stress disorder.


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Notes to the Editor
The Queensland Brain Institute was formed in 2003 as part of the Queensland Government’s Smart State Initiative, building on a long history of neuroscience at The University of Queensland. QBI is dedicated to understanding the molecular basis of brain function and applying this knowledge to the development of new therapeutics to treat brain and mental health disorders.