Dr LOURDES VALENCIA-TORRES

Dr LOURDES VALENCIA-TORRES

Research Fellow

Overview
Dr LOURDES VALENCIA-TORRES
Dr LOURDES VALENCIA-TORRES

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Biography

2014-present: Research Fellow, Rowett Institute of Nutrition and Health, University of Aberdeen

2013-2014: Research Associate, Department of Pharmacology, University of Cambridge

2012-2013: Postdoctoral Researcher, School of Psychology, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México

2008-2011: PhD, School of Community Health Sciences, University of Nottingham

2003-2007: BSc. (Hons.) Psychology (first class), Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México

Research

Research Interests

Neuronal bases of motivation and impulse control, operant behaviour, temporal regulation of behaviour, quantitative models of behaviour, behavioural economics.

Current Research

I work as a research fellow in Dr. Giuseppe D’Agostino’s lab. I currently investigate the role of the Nucleus of the Solitary Tract (NTS) on the regulation of positive and negative reinforcement through the use of operant behaviour paradigms and cutting edge technology such as photometry, optogenetics, and chemogenetics.

 

Research Grants

2017       The Wellcome Trust Institutional Strategic Support Fund 

Publications

Publications 

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