Research Focus


  • GABAA Receptors
  • Perceptual Learning
  • Neuropsychiatric Disorders
  • Schizophrenia
  • Attention
  • Behavioural Neuroscience
  • Clinical Conditions

  • Schizophrenia
  • Autism
  • Equipment & Techniques

  • Behavioural analysis
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    Ms Emilie Preisler

    University Position
    MPhil Student


    Hi! I am currently an MPhil student in the Basic & Translational Neuroscience Program and my primary focus is on molecular, behavioral, and cognitive neuroscience. My current research centers on the investigation of attention in schizophrenia animal models, which forms the foundation of my master's thesis project. My work involves the evaluation of a GABAAR5a Positive Allosteric Modulator (PAM) to determine its potential to enhance perceptual learning within these models. This evaluation includes a variety of visual perception tasks. Additionally, I explore the drug's mechanisms using techniques such as RNA-scope and Western Blot analysis on post-mortem tissue samples. By integrating both behavioral studies and molecular methods, I aim to provide a comprehensive understanding of this promising new drug. Please stay tuned for updates as I continue my research in the field, and feel free to reach out if you are interested!

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