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EMBO Associate Member

Sumantra Chattarji

National Centre for Biological Sciences, Bangalore | India

EMBO 2020

Effects of stress and autism on amygdalar function

Debilitating emotional problems are a hallmark of autism and stress-related psychiatric disorders. Our laboratory uses animal models to explore the neural basis of these phenomena in the brain's emotional hub, the amygdala, across biological scales – from molecular and synaptic mechanisms at one end to their behavioral consequences at the other.

Keywords: Amygdala / hippocampus / stress / learning & memory / synaptic plasticity / autism / emotional disorders

Subject area(s): Molecular Medicine | Neuroscience | Signal Transduction