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Dr Bianca Jupp is a Research Fellow in the Department of Neuroscience in the Central Clinical School. She completed her PhD in Neuroscience at the University of Melbourne (2008), followed by postdoctoral training at the Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health (2008-2011) and the Department of Psychology at the University of Cambridge, UK (2011-2019) where she held Fellowships from the NHMRC, AXA Research Fund and Newton Trust.

Dr Jupp’s research primarily investigates the neural mechanisms underlying addiction and addiction vulnerability with a particular emphasis on behavioural traits known to mediate risk for this disorder, such as impulsivity and cognitive flexibility. As part of this work, Dr Jupp has developed an interest and expertise in the application of pre-clinical neuroimaging, specifically PET and MRI, to investigate individual differences in behaviour and treatment response in rodent models, with a focus on the translational utility of these approaches.   

Education/Academic qualification

Neuroscience, PhD, University of Melbourne

Research area keywords

  • Cognition
  • Behaviour
  • Impulsivity
  • Addiction
  • MRI
  • PET
  • Pharmacology
  • Molecular Biology
  • ADHD

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Research Output 2005 2019

7 Citations (Scopus)

D2 receptors and cognitive flexibility in marmosets: tri-phasic dose–response effects of intra-striatal quinpirole on serial reversal performance

Horst, N. K., Jupp, B., Roberts, A. C. & Robbins, T. W., 1 Feb 2019, In : Neuropsychopharmacology. 44, 3, p. 564-571 8 p.

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1 Citation (Scopus)

Withdrawal from escalated cocaine self-administration impairs reversal learning by disrupting the effects of negative feedback on reward exploitation: a behavioral and computational analysis

Zhukovsky, P., Puaud, M., Jupp, B., Sala-Bayo, J., Alsiö, J., Xia, J., Searle, L., Morris, Z., Sabir, A., Giuliano, C., Everitt, B. J., Belin, D., Robbins, T. W. & Dalley, J. W., 1 Dec 2019, In : Neuropsychopharmacology. 44, 13, p. 2163-2173 11 p.

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4 Citations (Scopus)

Perseveration in a spatial-discrimination serial reversal learning task is differentially affected by MAO-A and MAO-B inhibition and associated with reduced anxiety and peripheral serotonin levels

Zhukovsky, P., Alsiö, J., Jupp, B., Xia, J., Guiliano, C., Jenner, L., Griffiths, J., Riley, E., Ali, S., Roberts, A. C., Robbins, T. W. & Dalley, J. W., 1 May 2017, In : Psychopharmacology. 234, 9-10, p. 1557-1571 15 p.

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Open Access
2 Citations (Scopus)

Counteractive effects of antenatal glucocorticoid treatment on D1 receptor modulation of spatial working memory

Virdee, K., Kentrop, J., Jupp, B., Venus, B., Hensman, D., McArthur, S., Wilkinson, J., Robbins, T. W., Gillies, G. & Dalley, J. W., 1 Oct 2016, In : Psychopharmacology. 233, 21-22, p. 3751-3761 11 p.

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Open Access
27 Citations (Scopus)

From impulses to maladaptive actions: The insula is a neurobiological gate for the development of compulsive behavior

Belin-Rauscent, A., Daniel, M. L., Puaud, M., Jupp, B., Sawiak, S., Howett, D., McKenzie, C., Caprioli, D., Besson, M., Robbins, T. W., Everitt, B. J., Dalley, J. W. & Belin, D., 1 Apr 2016, In : Molecular Psychiatry. 21, 4, p. 491-499 9 p.

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