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Neural systems for risk assessment, a biomarker for anxiety

Grant number: 20/06849-1
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Post-Doctorate
Effective date (Start): September 01, 2020
Effective date (End): June 30, 2021
Field of knowledge:Biological Sciences - Morphology - Anatomy
Principal researcher:Dixie Caroline Blanchard
Grantee:Miguel Antonio Xavier de Lima
Home Institution: Instituto de Ciências Biomédicas (ICB). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil
Associated research grant:17/12881-2 - Neural systems for risk assessment, a biomarker for anxiety, AP.SPEC


In this plan, the appointed researcher will conduct the hodological study on the Edinger-Westphal nucleus and Suproculomotor region. The results of our tract-tracingstudies for the EWcp and SOM will provide important insights to understand theirputative functional roles, which will be investigated, as the second part of this project, with loss of function experiments using DREADD inactivation of the EWcp and SOM. (AU)