Mental Health and Neuroscience
Dr. Harry W.M.Steinbusch is a Full Professor in Cellular Neuroscience & Director of the European Graduate School of Neuroscience, since 1996. He is Director for Institute Brain & Behavior & Mental Health and Neuroscience. He received his PhD from the Faculty of Medicine of the Catholic University, Nijmegen entitled: "Serotoninergic Neurons in the Central Nervous System of the Rat" in 1982.
A focus is on the neuroanatomical, pharmacological, physiological and behavioral aspects of development and aging. Our general working hypothesis is that pre/ peri or postnatal stress can lead to depression and this by itself can be an early initiator of neurodegeneration. In addition, neurodegeneration and functional repair are studied in animal models and in human material obtained from patients.