Achucarro Seminars

23 Nov [2018]

at 13.00 CET

Mitochondrial function on the link between stress and anxiety with coping behaviors

Carmen Sandi

Brain Mind Institute; Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland


Stress is an important modulator of brain function, behaviour and cognition, and can trigger or exacerbate psychopathologies. Exposure to stress both during early life and chronically at adulthood leads to alterations in depression- and anxiety-like behaviours, as well as dysfunctional behaviours in the social domain. Importantly, individual differences in stress effects are largely related to the personality trait anxiety. I will present recent evidence that highlights brain energy metabolism, particularly mitochondrial function, as a relevant mediating mechanism of the impact of stress and trait anxiety on motivated and coping behaviors.

Host: Carlos Matute

This seminar is partially supported by the Campus of Biscay of the UPV/EHU.


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