Speaker : Katie Drummond

The Florey Neuroscience Institute of Mental Health, Melbourne, VIC

Title: "Influence of Psychological Stress on Fear Extinction during Development"


Approximately 1 in 4 Australians suffer from an anxiety disorder at least once in their lifetime. This disorder emerges while the brain is still developing, with around 84.9% of sufferers diagnosed before they are 18 years of age. My research delves into the regulation of fear memories during our development, by probing how stressful environments in either early life or adolescence could alter their regulation. Additionally, I am examining whether physical exercise could be used as a potential intervention. My current (and future) work has led me to  research whether the activity of transposable elements in our genome could be associated with an altered regulation of fear memories induced by psychological stress



About Neuroscience Seminars

Neuroscience seminars at the QBI play a major role in the advancement of neuroscience in the Asia-Pacific region. The primary goal of these seminars is to promote excellence in neuroscience through the exchange of ideas, establishing new collaborations and augmenting partnerships already in place.

Seminars in the QBI Auditorium on Level 7 are held on Wednesdays at 12-1pm, which are sometimes simulcast on Zoom (with approval from the speaker). We also occassionally hold seminars from international speakers via Zoom. The days and times of these seminars will vary depending on the time zone of the speaker. Please see each seminar listed below for details. 


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