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Dr Claire Hales

Dr Claire Hales

Dr Claire Hales
PhD

Research Associate

Area of research

Investigating the neural circuits and molecular mechanisms which regulate emotional behaviour and affective bias

Office D7
Biomedical Sciences Building,
University Walk, Bristol BS8 1TD
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Tel. +44 (0) 117 3312412

Research summary

I am a Research Associate in the Robinson lab. I am working on a four year project funded by a BBSRC Industrial Partnership Award in collaboration with Boehringer Ingelheim. This work builds upon the research I conducted during my PhD as part of the Wellcome Trust Neural Dynamics programme investigating how emotions affect decision making using a rodent behavioural model in combination with computational modelling. Specifically, the project I am working on involves using a reward-based operant judgement bias task alongside techniques to target neural pathways thought to be important in the regulation of affective biases, as well as ...

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Biography

As an undergraduate I studied Natural Sciences at the University of Bath, majoring in Biology along with Psychology and Mathematics. As part of my degree, I spent a year at Yale University in Connecticut working in a Molecular Psychiatry laboratory within Yale School of Medicine led by Prof Marina Picciotto. My main project for the year was piloting and optimising two operant behavioural tasks, as well as optimising the labs intravenous self-administration procedure, to establish a behavioural assay which could be used to assess the role of the nicotinic cholinergic system in impulsivity and drug addiction in a mouse model ...

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