Professor Anthony Hannan, Neural Plasticity, The Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health, Melbourne, VIC.
Professor Hannan received his undergraduate training and PhD from the University of Sydney. He was then awarded the Australian Nuffield Medical Fellowship to pursue postdoctoral neuroscience research at the University of Oxford, where he subsequently held other research positions. He returned to Australia on an NHMRC RD Wright Career Development Fellowship to establish his laboratory at the Florey. He currently holds an ARC Future Fellowship (FT3) and an Honorary NHMRC Senior Research Fellowship, and is Professorial Fellow at the Florey and the University of Melbourne. His Neural Plasticity laboratory explores how genes and environment combine via experience-dependent plasticity in the healthy and diseased brain. This research includes models of specific neurological and psychiatric disorders which involve cognitive and affective dysfunction, investigated at behavioural, cellular and molecular levels so as to identify pathogenic mechanisms and novel therapeutic targets.