Skip to ContentSkip to Navigation
About usNews and EventsNews articles

Social stress in adolescent rats: adult behavioral and neurobiological consequences

07 September 2012

PhD ceremony: Mr. J. Vidal Mollon, 14.30 uur, Academiegebouw, Broerstraat 5, Groningen

Dissertation: Social stress in adolescent rats: adult behavioral and neurobiological consequences

Promotor(s): prof. J.M. Koolhaas

Faculty: Mathematics and Natural Sciences

The main aim of the thesis of Jose Vidal Mollon is to study the adult behavioral consequences of suffering from victimization during adolescence in rats and to establish an animal model to study which factors contribute to resistance and vulnerability to suffer from social stress. Adolescence has been described as an important period to acquire social competences required for adult life. It has been suggested that social stress experiences during adolescence could affect the development of the brain. These changes in the brain may be related with the development of certain psychopathologies such as depression and social anxiety. But some of the victims of social stress are resistant to the consequences of this type of stressors.

Last modified:15 September 2017 3.41 p.m.
printView this page in: Nederlands

More news

  • 22 May 2019

    Noord-Nederland gaat down under tijdens Solar Challenge

    Studenten van de Hanzehogeschool Groningen, Rijksuniversiteit Groningen en Noorderpoort gaan met hun eigen gebouwde zonneauto voor de eerste keer meedoen aan de Bridgestone World Solar Challenge (BWSC) in Australië onder de naam Top Dutch Solar Racing...

  • 20 May 2019

    Forthcoming honorary doctor Titia de Lange: Splicing ropes and aging

    Titia de Lange has dedicated most of her working life to researching long telomeres – the ends of chromosomes. She was awarded an honorary doctorate in June for her ground-breaking research. De Lange’s first experiment as a PhD student, under the supervision...

  • 17 May 2019

    "Worms man" Dr. Jeroen Onrust wins Science Prize Campus Fryslân 2019

    Bioloog Jeroen Onrust mag zich de winnaar noemen van de Wetenschapsprijs Campus Fryslân 2019. Onrust onderzocht voor zijn promotieonderzoek bij Rijksuniversiteit Groningen/Campus Fryslân het belang van regenwormen op de vruchtbaarheid van agrarisch...