Thesis: Physiological Biomarkers in Animal Models of Schizophrenia
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.