Prof. Eero Castrén
Professor at the Neuroscience Center, University of Helsinki
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Prof. Eero Castrén is currently researching at the Neuroscience Center, University of Helsinki, Finland. His research has focused on the effects of neurotrophic factors, particularly the brain-derived neurotrophic factor BDNF and its receptor on the adult brain and their role in neuronal plasticity and in the mechanism of action of drugs acting on the central nervous system. His research has revealed a critical role of experience-dependent neuronal plasticity in the mechanism of antidepressant drug action.