PD Dr. Mathias V. Schmidt, PhD

Research Group Leader

Main Focus

It is today undisputed that stress contributes significantly to the development of psychiatric disorders. On the other hand, it is still largely unknown how specific genetic variants or environmental factors impact on the vulnerability or resilience of an individual to environmental challenges. Using different stress or transgenic mouse models combined with state-of-the-art readouts, we study the behavioural, neuroendocrine and molecular basis of individual stress vulnerability and resilience.

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