Molecular Psychiatry

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  • About

    Welcome to the Division of Molecular Psychiatry! This division was created to combine cutting edge neuroscience, genetic, and pharmacological approaches so that we can better understand brain function and behavior. Its laboratories, faculty, and students are united by the common goals of finding the molecular causes of psychiatric illnesses including schizophrenia, autism, depression, bipolar affective disorder, and anxiety disorders. These efforts are aimed at developing better treatments for these complex and often devastating disorders.

    Banner image: photomicrograph showing different populations of GABAergic neurons in the mouse brain expressing green fluorescent protein (GFP), red flourescent protein (RFP), or both (yellow). The blue signal is from a marker of cell nuclei. Image by Levi Sowers