Prof Anthony Hannan
Understanding how genes, environment and experience-dependent brain plasticity influence susceptibility to neurological and psychiatric disorders.
neurological diseases | psychiatric disorders | gene-environment interaction | huntington's disease | depression
Our aim is to understand how genes and environment combine to affect susceptibility to various brain disorders. We are using specific models involving human gene mutations associated with diseases, and manipulating environmental factors such as mental and physical activity. We are focused on neurological and psychiatric disorders, including Huntingtons disease, depression and schizophrenia. These efforts to understand brain diseases will facilitate development of therapeutic approaches.