Anatomy, Physiology and Human Biology

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Nathaneal Yates

Phone: (+61 8) 6488 3524


Start date

Feb 2011

Submission date

Feb 2014

Curriculum vitae

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Nathaneal Yates

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Thesis

Physiological Biomarkers in Animal Models of Schizophrenia

Summary

I am looking at assessments that can be used to validate animal models of schizophrenia. This involves using tests on animals that are directly analogous to those performed on human patients with schizophrenia. The aim is to determine if deficits found in schizophrenic patients are also found in animal models of the disease.

Why my research is important

The validation of animal models for disease allows for better screening and development of therapeutics for human use. By developing better models we can better test treatments.