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Name Professor Astrid Linthorst
Job title Professor of Neuroscience and Deputy Head of School
Department Bristol Medical School University of Bristol
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Qualifications PhD(Utrecht)
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Keywords serotonin
noradrenaline
GABA
stress
hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenocortical (HPA) axis
autonomic nervous system
hippocampus
exercise
Areas of expertise My research group investigates neurochemical and neuroendocrine mechanisms in the brain that support coping with stress. We have a particular interest in the role of GABA and serotonin in the regulation of the neuroendocrine and behavioural responses to stress. Furthermore, we study the distinct regulation of free glucocorticoid levels under baseline and stress conditions. Our research is funded by the BBSRC, Wellcome Trust and Neuroendocrinology Charitable Trust.
Languages (other than English)
Dutch spoken    written
German spoken