Antonio Florido Torres, PhD – Postdoc

I obtained my Psychology degree in 2014 and a Master’s degree in Psychopharmacology in 2015 from the University of Almeria (Spain). From 2016 to 2017 I participated in the creation and ran the animal surgery unit at the Institute of  Neuroscience, Autonomous University of Barcelona. I was a PhD student in the lab from 2017 to 2022. On 2022 I received my PhD in Neuroscience. On 2023 I started as Postdoc at the University of North Carolina under the Carolina Postdoctoral Program for Faculty Diversity.

My research interests are sex differences in the Tac2 pathway when modulating normal and pathological fear memory consolidation in mice. These studies are combined with in vivo calcium imaging in freeling moving mice. I am also interested in the mechanisms by which sex hormones influence the formation of new fear memories and sex-especific mechanisms supporting fear and stress-related pathology in women and men.