Dr Emma Burrows

Dr Emma Burrows

Research Officer
Behavioural Neuroscience
- Neural Plasticity

Research Projects
  • Research into novel behavioural phenotypes in the Neuroligin 3 Knockin mouse model of autism.
  • Characterising gene-environment interactions in mouse modelsrelevant to psychiatric illness.
Students Supervised
  • Faith Lamont – Utilising Touchscreen technology for preclinical modelling of cognition in brain disease
  • Liliana Laskaris - Investigating social behaviours in the Neuroligin 3 mouse model of Autism.
  • Tim Bussey and Lisa Saksida, Cambridge University, UK
  • Anthony Paolini, RMIT University, Australia.
Additional Publications

Burrows, E.L, & Hannan, A.J. (2012) Towards environmental construct validity in animal models of CNS disorders: Optimizing translation of preclinical studies. CNS & Neurological Disorder-Drug Targets. Accepted 21st Nov.

Burrows, E.L. and Hannan, A.J. (2012) Characterizing social behavior in genetically targeted mouse models of brain disorders. Methods Mol. Biol. Accepted July

Burrows, E.L., McOmish., C.E., & Hannan, A.J. (2011) Gene–environment interactions and construct validity in preclinical models of psychiatric disorders. Progress in Neuro-Psychopharmacology & Biological Psychiatry. 35(6):1376-82.

McOmish, C. E., Burrows, E.L., Howard, M., & Hannan, A.J. (2008) PLC-β1 knockout mice as a model of disrupted cortical development and plasticity in schizophrenia: behavioral endophenotypes and dysregulation of RGS4 gene expression. Hippocampus 18(8):824-34.

McOmish, C. E., Burrows, E., Howard, M., Scarr, E., Kim, D., Shin, H.-S., Dean, B., van den Buuse, M., & Hannan, A.J. (2008) Phospholipase C-ß1 knockout mice exhibit endophenotypes modeling schizophrenia which are rescued by environmental enrichment and clozapine administration. Molecular Psychiatry 13(7):661-72.