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Dr Olga Baron

Education/Academic qualification

  • Doctor rerum naturalium, Systems Neuroscience, Centre for Systems Neuroscience (ZSN), University of Veterinary Medicine Hannover (Germany)

  • Postgraduate Diploma, Biology


Research interests

My fundamental interests are founded in the understanding of how the homeostasis of the nervous system is maintained in healthy ageing. I’m using multi-model approach to study compensatory mechanisms for coping with sustained stress which include persisting functional consequences, such as neuronal over-sensitivity and vulnerability. During my NC3R fellowship I’m developing novel approaches in fruit fly models to aid studies on chronic pain. A strategy targeting efficient and sensible use of existing mammalian models through integration of the versatile and powerful genetic toolbox made accessible by decades of basic studies in Drosophila melanogaster.

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