Claire Foldi

Dr

  • 26 Innovation Walk, 13F

    3800 Clayton

    Australia

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20092021
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Biography

Dr Claire Foldi is a Research Fellow in the Department of Physiology at Monash University and a Group Leader in the Monash Biomedicine Discovery Institute (BDI) Metabolism, Diabetes and Obesity Program. She completed her PhD in Behavioural Neuroscience at the Queensland Brain Institute in 2012 under the supervision of A/Prof Thomas Burne and Prof Darryl Eyles. Following Postdoctoral training in electrophysiology at the Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm, Sweden, she was recruited to the laboratory of Prof Brian Oldfield at Monash University in 2015.

Dr Foldi’s research priority is to understand the neurobiological mechanisms that underlie serious psychiatric disease. She is particularly interested in the often-unreported response heterogeneity that occurs in single neurons, animal models and patients in the clinic. She believes that interrogating the mechanisms underpinning this variability will inform the development of more effective treatment strategies.

Claire's current work focuses on the impact of specific neural circuitries on feeding behaviour and body weight maintenance in anorexia nervosa. This work was recently funded by the Rebecca L Cooper Medical Research Foundation. She is also determined to uncover genetic, behavioural and metabolic features that predispose individuals to disorders of reward-based feeding including anorexia nervosa and obesity.

Research area keywords

  • Anorexia Nervosa
  • Eating disorders
  • Animal models of psychiatric disease
  • Rodent behaviour
  • Obesity
  • Reward
  • Cognition
  • Resilience
  • Motivation
  • Ventral Tegmental Area
  • Prefrontal cortex
  • Neural circuit function
  • Dopamine

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Projects 2019 2021

Research Output 2009 2019

CNS reward pathways and anorexia nervosa (AN) - Insights from a rat model

Foldi, C. J., Milton, L. K. & Oldfield, B. J., Jan 2019, In : Obesity Research and Clinical Practice. 13, 1, p. 53-54 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalMeeting AbstractOtherpeer-review

Cognitive control of reward neurocircuitry in the activity-based anorexia rat model

Foldi, C. J., Milton, L. K. & Oldfield, B. J., May 2019, In : Obesity Research and Clinical Practice. 13, 3, p. 282 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalMeeting AbstractOtherpeer-review

Increasing paternal age alters anxiety-related behaviour in adult mice

Foldi, C. J., Eyles, D. W., McGrath, J. J. & Burne, T. H. J., Feb 2019, In : Genes, Brain and Behavior. 18, 2, 11 p., e12522.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Evaluating anhedonia in the activity-based anorexia (ABA) rat model

Milton, L. K., Oldfield, B. J. & Foldi, C. J., 1 Oct 2018, In : Physiology and Behavior. 194, p. 324-332 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

A focus on reward in anorexia nervosa through the lens of the activity-based anorexia rodent model

Foldi, C. J., Milton, L. & Oldfield, B. J., 1 Oct 2017, In : Journal of Neuroendocrinology. 29, 10, 9 p., e12479.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview ArticleResearchpeer-review

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