Duboué Receives NIH Grant


Friday, Oct 26, 2018

Erik Duboué, Ph.D., an assistant professor of biology in the Wilkes Honors College and a member of the Jupiter Life Science Initiative, has received a R15 research grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) totaling $300,000. The project entitled “Functional Dissection Of Brain-Wide Circuits Modulating Recovery From Stress" takes an integrative approach, harnessing behavioral analysis, optogenetics, and two-photon, whole-brain calcium imaging in zebrafish to investigate the neuronal basis of stress recovery, an understudied phase of the stress response. 

Duboué is a neuroscientist, and his research focuses on understanding how the brain perceives, processes and responds to changes in the environment. He specifically investigates how the brain modulates fear behaviors at a brain-wide level and how neural circuits are altered in fear/anxiety disorders.