Dr Emma Cahill

Emma Cahill

University position

Unestablished Lecturer

Dr Emma Cahill is pleased to consider applications from prospective PhD students.

Departments

Department of Physiology, Development and Neuroscience

Institutes

Behavioural and Clinical Neuroscience Institute

Email

enc22@cam.ac.uk

Home page

https://www.psychol.cam.ac.uk/directo...

Research Themes

Cognitive and Behavioural Neuroscience

Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience

Interests

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.

Research Focus

Keywords

Memory

GPCR signalling

Glutamate

Dopamine

Fear

Clinical conditions

Addiction

Anxiety disorders

Post-traumatic stress disorder

Equipment

Behavioural analysis

Fluorescence microscopy

Immunohistochemistry

Microscopy

Collaborators

Cambridge

Lucy Cheke

Amy Milton

United Kingdom

Joanne Edgar Web: http://www.bris.ac.uk/vetscie...

International

Bastian Hengerer Web: https://www.researchgate.net/profile...

Associated News Items


Publications

2017

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

2014

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

2011

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

2008

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