Larissa Rocha

Investigating the acute and long-term effects of psilocybin in serotonin transporter knock-out and wild type female rats. // Effects of Psilocybin in Female Rat

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Larissa Rocha

Larissa Rocha

PhD Student
School of Psychology

Profile

Larissa completed her degrees in Psychology at the Federal University of Pará, Brazil. Her previous research used animal models of anxiety and locomotor activity to investigate the effects of Amazonian plant extracts. After a few years working in the corporate market, she is back to a laboratory at the Faculty of Psychology. In her doctoral research, she is interested in the effects of a psychedelic on the symptomatology of anxiety and depression. Using behavioural and neurogenetic techniques, she aims to understand the neurobiological mechanisms underlying the positive results reported in clinical research.

Qualifications

BSc (Hons)  Psychology
MBA Business Management
MBA Leadership and Management

Research Interests

Behavioural psychology,  Neurobiological mechanisms underlying Psychopathology

PhD topic

Investigating the acute and long-term effects of psilocybin in serotonin transporter knock-out and wild type female rats. // Effects of Psilocybin in Female Rats.

Supervisor:

Professor of Psychology

School of Psychology

Senior Lecturer

School of Biological Sciences

Labs

Behavioural Neurogenetics Group | Bart's Lab- directed by Professor Bart Ellenbroek

The Behavioural Neurogenetics Group studies how genetic and environmental factors interact to shape our brain and behaviour.