Maarten van den Buuse

The Mental Health Research Institute of Victoria, Australia

Maarten Van den Buuse, PhD, heads the Behavioural Neuroscience Laboratory at the Mental Health Research Institute in Melbourne, Australia. His work is currently focused on using animal behavioural models to understand the role of serotonin and other neurotransmitters in schizophrenia. These studies are complemented with neurochemical analysis and human studies. Specific research projects include the role of the serotonin-1A receptor in prepulse inhibition, neurodevelopmental stress interacting with brain monoaminergic activity in behaviour, effects of sex steroid hormones on the neuropharmacology of behaviour, and the role of BDNF or Reelin in the development of schizophrenia. Dr Van den Buuse has published widely on these subjects, including 127 peer-reviewed papers and invited reviews and many abstracts at international conferences. His research is supported by several grants from the National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia. He regularly reviews papers for a variety of journals and is a member of several national and international research associations, including the Serotonin Club, CINP, IBANGS and ASPET. He currently supervises four Ph.D. students and three postdoctoral fellows in his laboratory.

Biography Updated on 3 November 2010

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