Factors affecting anxiety disorders in adolescence: social isolation, exercise, and neurogenesis

Research Opportunity
Number of Honour Places Available
Medicine and Radiology
Royal Melbourne Hospital
Primary Supervisor Email Number Webpage
Associate Professor Jee Hyun Kim jee.kim@florey.edu.au 0435434255 Personal web page
Co-supervisor Email Number Webpage
Dr Christina Perry christina.perry@florey.edu.au Personal web page

Project Details

Most anxiety disorders are diagnosed during adolescence, and adolescents show heightened resistance to gold-standard behavioural therapies for anxiety. The propensity to develop anxiety disorders during adolescence is influenced by lifestyle factors, such as social environment and physical activity levels. This project will use the Pavlovian fear learning paradigm to investigate the effects of social isolation and exercise on fear regulation in male and female adolescent rodents. Immunohistochemistry will identify whether the behavioural changes are mediated by neurogenesis in the hippocampus.

Faculty Research Themes


School Research Themes

Neuroscience & Psychiatry

Research Opportunities

Students who are interested in joining this project will need to consider their elegibility as well as other requirements before contacting the supervisor of this research

Graduate Research application

Honours application

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Medicine and Radiology

Research Node

Royal Melbourne Hospital

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