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Maastricht University

The Netherlands

Biography

Dr. Harry W.M.Steinbusch is a Full Professor in Cellular Neuroscience & Director of the European Graduate School of Neuroscience, since 1996. He is Director for Institute Brain & Behavior & Mental Health and Neuroscience. He received his PhD from the Faculty of Medicine of the Catholic University, Nijmegen entitled: “Serotoninergic Neurons in the Central Nervous System of the Rat” in 1982.
             

        His Research is focussing on the neuroanatomical, pharmacological, physiological and behavioral aspects of development and aging. Our general working hypothesis is that pre/ peri or postnatal stress can lead to depression and this by itself can be an early initiator of neurodegeneration. In addition, neurodegeneration and functional repair are studied in animal models and in human material obtained from patients. Topics are development, plasticity, brain aging and dementia, movement disorders, learning and memory. Research questions have primarily to do with the mechanism of changes in the nervous system in diseases and in development and aging. Participating disciplines are: Animal neuropsychology, genetics, neuroanatomy, neuropathology, neurochemistry, neuroimmunology, animal neuropsychology, molecular cell biology, neurophysiology, developmental neurobiology and neuropharmacology. He is an Editorial Board member & Reviewer for many Journals.