Psychiatry Neuroscience Research

In the Department of Psychiatry, neuroscience research at the molecular and cellular levels focuses on the fundamental processes controlling neuronal function and their abnormalities in various neuropsychiatric disorders.

Studies of signal transduction pathways, gene expressions, and genetic contributions to mental illness are among the major areas of investigation. The studies make prominent use of transgenic mouse models, viral mediated gene transfer, DNA array profiling, and protein biochemistry.

Other areas of focus include neural circuits and the neurobiological substrates of complex behavior. Defining features of this work include its integration with molecular and cellular investigations and the availability of sophisticated animal models of specific disorders. A major interest is detailed neural and behavioral phenotyping of genetic mutant mice.

Basic Research Faculty

James Bibb, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Bibb Lab

Shari Birnbaum, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Rodent Behavior Core

Amelia Eisch, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Eisch Lab

Dwight German, Ph.D.
German Lab

Subroto Ghose, M.D., Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Ghose Lab 

Robert Greene, M.D., Ph.D.

Said Kourrich, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor 
Kourrich Lab 

Adrian Rothenfluh, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor

David Self, Ph.D.
Self Lab

Carol Tamminga, M.D.
Professor and Chair
Schizophrenia/Tamminga Lab

Secondary Psychiatry Neuroscience Faculty

Joel Elmquist, D.V.M, Ph.D.
Elmquist Lab

Matthew Goldberg, Ph.D.
Goldberg Lab

Craig Powell, M.D., Ph.D.
Powell Lab

Jeffrey Zigman, M.D., Ph.D.
Zigman Lab