Dr Emma Cahill
My immediate objective is to develop my research in neuronal signalling complexes and apply what I find to unanswered fundamental questions related to memory. In my postdoctoral research, I shall address the signalling requirements of memories associated with drugs of abuse, but also memories of fear. My background in memory and addiction-recruited cellular signalling and behaviour will enable me to reveal new mechanisms of memory processing and commonalities of persistent drug and fear memory.
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Cahill E, Pascoli V, Trifilieff P, Savoldi D, Kappès V, Lüscher C, Caboche J, Vanhoutte P (2014), “D1R/GluN1 complexes in the striatum integrate dopamine and glutamate signalling to control synaptic plasticity and cocaine-induced responses.” Mol Psychiatry 19(12):1295-304 Details
Cahill E, Salery M, Vanhoutte P, Caboche J (2014), “Convergence of dopamine and glutamate signaling onto striatal ERK activation in response to drugs of abuse.” Front Pharmacol 4:172 Details
Pascoli V, Cahill E, Bellivier F, Caboche J, Vanhoutte P (2014), “Extracellular Signal-Regulated Protein Kinases 1 and 2 Activation by Addictive Drugs: A Signal Toward Pathological Adaptation.” Biol Psychiatry Details
Roze E, Cahill E, Martin E, Bonnet C, Vanhoutte P, Betuing S, Caboche J (2011), “Huntington's Disease and Striatal Signaling.” Front Neuroanat 5:55 Details
Larkin AE, Fahey B, Gobbo O, Callaghan CK, Cahill E, O'Mara SM, Kelly AM (2008), “Blockade of NMDA receptors pre-training, but not post-training, impairs object displacement learning in the rat.” Brain Res 1199:126-32 Details