Simon Chang

Talk title:
Extended amygdala circuit triggers aversive responses through basal ganglia

My research interests lie in understanding the relationship of neuroendocrine, neurophysiology and neurocircuits in psychiatric diseases. I did my PhD on neurocircuits of CRH at the Max Planck Institute of Psychiatry, discovering novel circuits engaging in aversive responses. Currently, I am investigating the underlying mechanism of psychiatric diseases employing multi-omic assays and spatial sequencing technology focusing on spatio-temporal dynamics of the brain, as well as cell activities and circuits engaging in complex emotional control.

Affiliation: Translational Genetics Group, Helmholtz Pioneer Campus, Helmholtz Zentrum München
Molecular neurogenetics, Max Planck Institute of Psychiatry, Munich, Germany