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College Photo Name Dalton, Victoria
Main Department Trinity Inst. of Neurosciences (TCIN)
College Title Visiting Research Fellow
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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
Awards and Honours
Award Date
Early Career Reseacher Award, Schizophrenia Research Institute, Sydney 2010
Travel Grant, Ian Potter Foundation, Australia 2010
Description of Research Interests
Depression, Psychiatric Disorders, Epigenetics, Antidepressants, Electroconvulsive Therapy, Neuroscience, Molecular Biology
Publications and Other Research Outputs
Peer Reviewed
Kolshus E, Dalton VS, Ryan KM, McLoughlin DM, When less is more - microRNAs and psychiatric disorders., Acta psychiatrica Scandinavica, 129, (4), 2014, p241 - 256
Dalton, VS, Kolshus, E, McLoughlin, DM, Epigenetics and depression: return of the repressed, Journal of Affective Disorders , 155, (1), 2014, p1-12
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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, 2014
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
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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
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