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GPR52 agonists for the treatment of cognitive impairments associated with schizophrenia

posted on 2023-03-16, 00:23 authored by Cassandra HatzipantelisCassandra Hatzipantelis

There are currently no effective therapeutics to treat cognitive impairments associated with schizophrenia (CIAS), which includes major deficits in attention, learning and memory. This thesis aimed to validate the use of GPR52 agonists, a novel class of drug, in the treatment of CIAS. Concomitantly, we established a more translation-focused approach to preclinical drug discovery and development for CIAS. Using our innovative, translation-focused approach, we demonstrated the pro-cognitive and antipsychotic effects of established and novel GPR52 agonists. We hope our findings contribute to the development of new therapies actually capable of addressing CIAS in patients.


Campus location


Principal supervisor

Gregory David Stewart

Additional supervisor 1

Christopher Langmead

Additional supervisor 2

Monica Langiu

Year of Award


Department, School or Centre

Drug Discovery Biology


Doctor of Philosophy

Degree Type



Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences