Understanding Fear from Mice to Humans: Implications for PTSD and Fear-related Disorders

6 September 2012

Presented by A/Prof Kerry Ressler, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Emory University.

A/Prof Ressler will discuss current approaches to understanding the molecular mechanisms of fear processing in mice, as well as how this translates to fear-related disorders in humans. Through specific manipulations of fear circuits, it is hoped that novel treatments and interventions can be identified. He will then discuss new findings from human genetics research pointing to molecular genetic pathways that may further our understanding of PTSD and fear processing.

Time: 3.30pm - 4.30pm

Location: Level 5 Lecture Theatre, Brain & Mind Research Institute

Cost: Free

Contact: Associate Professor Adam Guastella

Phone: +61 2 9351 0539

Email: 1956273c6b331125121a033a07500a3f36215d55116833082301121b