Sex differences in infantile amnesia

Research Opportunity
Masters by Research, Honours, Master of Biomedical Science
Number of Honour Places Available
1
Number of Master Places Available
1
Department
Psychiatry
Location
Florey Institute of Neuroscience & Mental Health
Primary Supervisor Email Number Webpage
Associate Professor Jee Hyun Kim jee.kim@florey.edu.au 0390356623 Personal web page

Summary Infantile amnesia refers to how we forget more rapidly the younger we are. The goal of this project is to investigate pre-pubertal sex differences in forgetting, and the molecular correlate in brain regions important for emotional memory.

Project Details

Infantile amnesia refers to how we forget more rapidly the younger we are. This is ubiquitously observed in all mammals that show protracted brain development, including humans. Our laboratory has shown that different types of forgetting is sex-dependent, with females showing less forgetting than males even during infancy and juvenile periods. The goal of this project is to further investigate such pre-pubertal sex differences, and the molecular correlate in brain regions important for emotional memory. Rat model of infantile amnesia will be used, with focus on protein and mRNA assays to examine the molecular correlates.



Faculty Research Themes

Neuroscience

School Research Themes

Neuroscience & Psychiatry



Research Opportunities

Masters by Research, Honours, Master of Biomedical Science
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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Department

Psychiatry

Research Node

Florey Institute of Neuroscience & Mental Health

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