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Dr. Victoria Dalton

Visiting Research Fellow (Trinity Inst. of Neurosciences (TCIN))


Visiting Research Fellow (Psychiatry)

Dr Victoria Dalton completed a PhD in Neuroscience at Trinity College Dublin examining brain derived neurotrophic factor messenger RNA expression in a spinal cord regenerating model, the European eel. Dr Dalton then moved to Australia took up a postdoctoral postion at the Schizophrenia Research Institute, Sydney. There, her research focused on the developmental impact of environmental challenges such as early life stress and adolescent cannabinoid exposure on neurochemical brain systems relevant to schizophrenia. Dr Dalton is now conducting postdoctoral research into epigenetic regulation of gene expression in depression and after electroconvulsive therapy at Trinity College Institute of Neuroscience.
Details Date 2011 March 2014 March 2014 March 2014
Dalton, VS, Kolshus, E, McLoughlin, DM, Epigenetics and depression: return of the repressed, Journal of Affective Disorders , 155, (1), 2014, p1-12 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  DOI
Kolshus E, Dalton VS, Ryan KM, McLoughlin DM, When less is more - microRNAs and psychiatric disorders., Acta psychiatrica Scandinavica, 129, (4), 2014, p241 - 256, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
O'Donovan S*, Dalton VS*, Harkin A, McLoughlin DM; * joint first author, Effects of brief pulse and ultrabrief pulse electroconvulsive stimulation on rodent brain and behaviour in the corticosterone model of depression. , International Journal of Neuropsychopharmacology. DOI: 10.1017/S1461145714000500, 17, (9), 2014, p1477 - 1486, Journal Article, IN_PRESS  DOI
Verdurand M, Dalton V S, Nguyen V, Grégoire MC, Zahra D, Wyatt N, Burgess L, Greguric I, Zavitsanou K, Prenatal poly I:C age-dependently alters cannabinoid type 1 receptors in offspring: a longitudinal small animal PET study using [18 F]MK-9470 , Experimental Neurology, 10.1016/j.expneuro, 2014, Journal Article, PUBLISHED
Zavitsanou K, Dalton VS, Walker AK, Weickert CS, Sominsky L, Hodgson DM , Neonatal lipopolysaccharide treatment has long term effects on monoaminergic and cannabinoid, Synapse, 67, (6), 2013, p290 - 299, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  URL
Dalton VS, Verdurand M, Walker A, Hodgson DM, Zavitsanou K, Synergistic Effect between Maternal Infection and Adolescent Cannabinoid Exposure on Serotonin 5HT1A Receptor Binding in the Hippocampus: Testing the "Two Hit" Hypothesis for the Development of Schizophrenia, , ISRN Psychiatry, 2012, 2012, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  DOI  URL
Dalton VS, Long LE, Weickert CS, Zavitsanou K, Paranoid schizophrenia is characterized by increased CB1 receptor binding in the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex., Neuropsychopharmacology, 36, (8), 2011, p1620 - 1630, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Dalton VS, Zavitsanou, K, Rapid Changes in D1 and D2 Dopamine Receptor Binding in Striatal Subregions, Clinical Psychopharmacology and Neuroscience, 9, (2), 2011, p67 - 72, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  URL
Dalton VS, Zavitsanou K, Cannabinoid effects on CB1 receptor density in the adolescent brain: an autoradiographic study using the synthetic cannabinoid HU210, Synapse, 64, (11), 2010, p845 - 854, Journal Article, PUBLISHED
Dalton VS, Zavitsanou K, Differential treatment regimen-related effects of cannabinoids on D1 and D2 receptors in adolescent and adult rat brain., Journal Chemical Neuroanatomy, 40, (4), 2010, p272 - 280, Journal Article, PUBLISHED

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Award Date
Early Career Reseacher Award, Schizophrenia Research Institute, Sydney 2010
Travel Grant, Ian Potter Foundation, Australia 2010
Depression, Psychiatric Disorders, Epigenetics, Antidepressants, Electroconvulsive Therapy, Neuroscience, Molecular Biology