Friday, April 3, 2009
Marie Monfils studies a basic emotion, fear, in a basic model system, rodents.
But the assistant professor of psychology hopes her research will lead to effective therapies for complex phobias and anxiety disorders that affect people.
“To me that’s a big deal,” she said. “I’m always cautious in saying what I do has direct translational relevance, but I think it’s a step in the right direction.”