Elizabeth Scarr is an Associate Professor and graduated from Sunderland, United Kingdom, with honors degree in pharmacology in 1989. In 1995, she was awarded a Ph.D. degree in neuropsychopharmacology by the University of Saskatchewan, Saskatchewan, Canada. She spent a year studying immediate early genes in the hypoxia rat model at the Department of Anatomy and Structural Biology, University of Otago, New Zealand. In 1996 Associate Professor Scarr relocated to Melbourne joining the Rebecca L. Cooper research Laboratories at the Mental Health Research Institute. This was the start of her career investigating the neurobiology of psychiatric disorders. She has worked closely with the head of the laboratory, Professor Brian Dean, for many years. Associate Professor Scarr joined the University of Melbourne in 2005, when she was awarded the Ronald Philip Griffiths Research Fellowship. In 2008, she was awarded the Rotary Royce Abbey Postdoctoral Fellowship, and in 2010 she joined the Department of Psychiatry, where she is now the Laboratory Leader of the Psychiatric Neuropathology Laboratory. In 2011, she was awarded an ARC Future Fellowship, allowing her to continue with her research into the biochemical aspects of psychiatric disorders.
Biography Updated on 1 July 2013