Michael Meaney is a psychobiologist whose research interests lie in early environmental regulation of gene expression and brain development.
He seeks to understand how early experience exerts a sustained influence on neuronal function. Meaney is also interested in the development of individual differences in behavioural and endocrine responses to stress, and environmental and neuroendocrine mechanisms influencing maternal behaviour.
- Klaus J. Jacobs Research Prize, 2014
Liu, D. et al. “Maternal care, hippocampal glucocorticoid receptors, and hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal responses to stress.” Science 277, no. 5332 (September 1997): 1659–1662.
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