Using behavioral genetic mouse models to study the effects of maternal depression on fetal brain development.

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April 17. Sunday,
15:00 to 16:00
Türkiz room



Serotonin is a monoamine neurotransmitter that is fundamental to proper brain development, and low circulating levels of serotonin are associated with clinical psychopathologies including anxiety and depression. It remains unclear whether hyposerotonemia in mothers with such pathologies might affect fetal brain development and in turn, susceptibility for disrupted physiological and/or psychological disorders later in development. This talk will investigate current research into a novel behavioral genetic mouse model for gestational depression and its potential effects on fetal brain development and behavior.