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Natasha Anstey

Understanding fear responses and the circuitry underlying these behaviours in rat models of neurodevelopmental disorders.

Dr Natasha Anstey

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

  • Hugh Robson Building
  • 15 George Square
  • Edinburgh, EH8 9XD

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Personal profile

  • 2020 - Present: Postdoctoral Researcher at the University of Edinburgh
  • 2016 - 2020: PhD at the University of Edinburgh 
  • 2017 - 2017: Visiting student at the Centre for Brain Development and Repair, Bangalore, India 
  • 2012 - 2016: BSc Hons Biomedical Sciences (Neuroscience) at the University of Edinburgh

Research

My current research is focussed on understanding fear responses and the circuitry underlying these behaviours in rat models of neurodevelopmental disorders. 

I use a combination of in vitro electrophysiology such as whole-cell patch clamp and extracellular field recordings, as well as behavioural analysis and in vivo electrophysiological recordings in awake behaving animals.

Publications

Booker, S., Simões de Oliveira, L., Anstey, N., Kozic, Z., Dando, O., Jackson, A., Baxter, P., Isom, L., Sherman, D., Hardingham, G., Brophy, P., Wyllie, D. and Kind, P., 2020. Input-Output Relationship of CA1 Pyramidal Neurons Reveals Intact Homeostatic Mechanisms in a Mouse Model of Fragile X Syndrome. Cell Reports, 32(6), p.107988.