Dr. Gerard Clarke

Department of Psychiatry and Neurobehavioural Science, University College Cork

Manipulating Gut Microbiota to Alleviate Effects of Stress Related Disorders

In this video, Dr Gerard Clarke of the Department of Psychiatry and Neurobehavioural Science at University College Cork, describes how gut bacteria can affect brain and behavior. Dr Clarke discusses how a novel probiotic has shown beneficial effects in alleviating stress and anxiety in pre-clinical testing and his aim to translate this research into a clinical setting.

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Dr. Gerard Clarke

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Dr Gerard Clarke is a lecturer in the Department of Psychiatry at University College Cork More

Dr. Gerard Clarke

Department of Psychiatry and Neurobehavioural Science, University College Cork

Dr Gerard Clarke is a lecturer in the Department of Psychiatry. He received a Ph.D (Department of Psychiatry) from University College Cork (UCC). Gerard was a visiting scientist in the University of Mississippi Medical Centre in Jackson prior to working for a number of major multi-national pharmaceutical companies in both Ireland and Australia, including Wyeth, Pfizer and 3M. This was followed by periods working as a postdoctoral researcher in the Alimentary Pharmabiotic Centre, as a Research Fellow in the Department of Psychiatry and as a lecturer in the Department of Pharmacology/School of Pharmacy in UCC before taking up his current position as a Lecturer in Psychiatry.