Carl Stevenson completed his Ph.D. degree in neuroscience at McGill University, Canada in 2004. He used in vivo voltammetry and intracerebral drug injections to examine the effects of stress on central dopamine system interactions relevant to cognitive and affective processing. From 2004-2006, he undertook postdoctoral training at the University of Nottingham, UK. Stevenson used in vivo electrophysiology and behavioural testing methods to investigate the role of the early rearing environment in programming later corticolimbic function and fear memory processing. In 2006, he was appointed as a Lecturer in pharmacology at De Montfort University, UK, and he returned to the University of Nottingham as a Lecturer in Neuroscience in 2008. His research investigates the neural circuit and neurochemical mechanisms underlying fear memory processing. He uses systemic and intracerebral drug administration and in vivo electrophysiology recordings during behavioural testing. Ongoing work is examining the role of corticolimbic network interactions and the neurotransmitter dopamine in mediating fear memory and extinction processing.
Biography Updated on 10 July 2012