2018 Undergraduate Summer Research Program Participant

Home Department: Psychology
Mentor: Xiaoke Chen, Biology

The treatment of depression is currently limited by lack of knowledge about the underlying causes of depression. Vickie’s project aims to address this gap by investigating the role of the paraventricular thalamus (PVT) in depression. Vickie will examine how manipulating neural activity within the PVT impacts depression-like behavior in mice and neural activity across the whole mouse brain.