Dr Emma Cahill
Dr Emma Cahill is pleased to consider applications from prospective PhD students.
My immediate objective is to develop my research in neuronal signalling complexes and apply what I find to unanswered fundamental questions related to memory and adaptive behaviour. In my research, I address the signalling requirements of memories associated with drugs of abuse, appetitive experience and also memories of fear. More recently, I have become interested in the relationship of fear and anxiety, and how the two maybe supported by neurochemically and anatomically distinct mechanisms.
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Cahill EN, Vousden GH, Exton-McGuinness MTJ, Beh IRC, Swerner CB, Macak M, Abas S, Cole CC, Kelleher BF, Everitt BJ, Milton AL (2017), “Limbic zif268 expression engaged by reactivation of a rewarded T-maze task memory is not required for stable performance” Neuroscience
Dos Santos M, Cahill EN, Bo GD, Vanhoutte P, Caboche J, Giros B, Heck N. (2017), ““Cocaine increases dopaminergic boutons density in the nucleus accumbens.”” Brain Struct Funct
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