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Dr Lorenzo More

Senior Lecturer in Neuroscience
School of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences

I work in the field of behavioural genetics and molecular cognition. My research final aim is to understand the cellular and molecular mechanisms underlying learning and memory and thus how the brain stores, retrieves and modifies information. I exploit environmental enrichment (EE), which is known to provide the mammal brain with a "cognitive reserve", in pre-clinical models in order to shed light on the complex molecular machinery involved in environment adaptation and enhanced cognition.

Lorenzo recently published on the Journal of Neuroscience and on Behavioural Brain Research about the CNS molecular adaptations to the environment.

Lorenzo More undertook a PhD in Neuroscience at the School of Medicine in Padova in 2005 where he studied the effect of urinary pheromones on ovulation and the role of the olfactory systems. He then worked in Germany, Italy and the UK on preclinical models of Alzheimer’s, Schizophrenia and Parkinson’s disease and since 2011 on the genetic basis of X-linked Intellectual Disabilities and the molecular bases of environmental adaptation. A major development of his recent work on Neuro Developmental Disorders (NDDs), EE and nootropics concerns the identification of a CNS proteomic signature of antisocial traits.

  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (D2), The University of Warwick (UK), 2017
  • Doctor of Research (PhD), Neuroscience, The University of Padova (Italy), 2005
  • 5-year Laurea (MSc), Biological Psychology, The University of Padova, 2001
  • Merit Pay Award, University of Warwick, 2015
  • Neuro Developmental Disorders
  • Healthy ageing
  • Molecular psychiatry
  • Higher Education Academy UK (Fellow D2 level since 02/2017)
  • Italian Psychologists’ charter (full member since 03/2004)
  • International Behavioural Neuroscience Society
  • Topic Editor for Frontiers "Gene and Environment Interactions in Neurodevelopmental Disorders" (ID: 13530)
  • Ad-hoc reviewer for the MRC, BBSRC and several peer-reviewed Journals