I am a postdoctoral researcher in the Addiction Neuroscience lab. I am interested in the evolution of brain circuits underlying innate behaviours. Salt appetite is a prototypical innate behaviour, whereby salt-depleted animals exhibit a strong instinctive drive to seek and ingest salt.
My current research focus is centred on the neural substrates underlying salt appetite, with a particular focus on endogenous opioid signalling in the central amygdala.
Investigational drugs for alcohol use disorders: a review of preclinical dataExpert Opinion on Investigational Drugs
Glucose Availability Predicts the Feeding Response to Ghrelin in Male Mice, an Effect Dependent on AMPK in AgRP NeuronsEndocrinology
The intersection of stress and reward: BNST modulation of aversive and appetitive statesProgress in Neuro-Psychopharmacology and Biological Psychiatry
Distribution of the orexin-1 receptor (OX1R) in the mouse forebrain and rostral brainstem: A characterisation of OX1R-eGFP miceJournal of Chemical Neuroanatomy
Characterization of the relaxin family peptide receptor 3 system in the mouse bed nucleus of the stria terminalisJournal of Comparative Neurology
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