Fellowship supports study into stress

Michael_Baratta_web22 April 2016:

The Centre for Nanoscale BioPhotonics (CNBP), an Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence is pleased to announce Dr Michael Baratta, Senior Research Associate in the Department of Psychology and Neuroscience at the University of Colorado Boulder, as the successful recipient of the CNBP-American Australian Association (AAA) Fellowship for 2016.

The Fellowship, coordinated by the AAA and funded by the CNBP, provides US$30,000 to support an American PhD or early career Postdoctoral Fellow who wishes to conduct one year of research at a CNBP research node in Australia.

Dr Baratta, a specialist in brain function and behaviour will explore the use of novel CNBP
biophotonics to examine in real-time, neuro-circuitry activity related to stress. The research will help inform therapeutic efforts focused on instilling stress resilience – a key way in which the body is able to deal with adverse events, situations or environments.

Based at CNBP’s administrative headquarters at the University of Adelaide, Dr Baratta will also collaborate extensively with CNBP researchers at Macquarie University in Sydney.

For further information, the associated CNBP media release can be viewed online.