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Grace Sum

Being in the veterinary profession made me realise that many healthy pet dogs and cats are euthanised due to behavioural problems linked to maladaptive anxiety and fear. In people, depression and other mental health issues are emerging areas of concern, and according to WHO, suicide is the 15th leading cause of death worldwide. I have developed a passion for understanding stress, anxiety, and resilience in animals and people. This exciting journey of pursuing a PhD in neuroscience will enable me to contribute to the enhanced understanding of mechanisms regulating neuronal responses to stress and enrichment for the development of therapies for vulnerable humans and animals.