Michael Baratta Awarded CBNP Fellowship
ADELAIDE, Australia, April 29, 2016 — The Centre for Nanoscale BioPhotonics (CNBP), a collaborative research program based at the University of Adelaide, has awarded Dr. Michael Baratta with the 2016 CNBP-American Australian Association Fellowship.
Baratta, a senior research associate in the psychology and neuroscience department at the University of Colorado Boulder, is a specialist in brain function and behavior. The fellowship includes $30,000 to support a Ph.D. or early career postdoctoral fellow who wishes to conduct one year of research in Australia.
Baratta will explore the use of novel CNBP biophotonics to examine in real time stress-related neurocircuitry activity. The research aims to inform therapeutic efforts focused on instilling stress resilience when faced with adverse events, situations or environments.
”The full promise of an all-optical interrogation of neural circuitry can only be realized with the development of new technologies that integrate approaches from materials science, biochemistry, genetics and neuroscience,” Baratta said. “This fellowship is an excellent opportunity that will bring together the diverse expertise required to help meet this exciting challenge.”
Based at CNBP’s administrative headquarters at the University of Adelaide, Baratta will also collaborate with CNBP researchers at Macquarie University in Sydney.
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