Providing hope - Improving lives
The Translational Therapeutics Lab seeks to translate our understanding of the brain bases of emotion and behavior to develop rapid-acting treatments for mental illness. We partner with collaborators at multiple points along the drug discovery and development pathway to discover new treatments across the lifespan.
Our interdisciplinary approach involves identifying promising compounds and designing clinical trials that simultaneously provide information about mechanism and efficacy. We utilize multiple modalities (fMRI, EEG, MRS) to understand where and when compounds are targeting the brain at multiple levels including molecules, circuits, networks, and behaviors to produce rapid relief of symptoms.
We are committed to educating the public about mental illness and clinical research.
To serve our patients with compassion, to collaborate with interdisciplinary scientists and community partners, and to lead innovative high-quality research studies that accelerate and transform treatments for severe mental illness
To innovate targeted rapid-acting treatments and drive insights into the brain basis of OCD and related disorders to relieve suffering of patients
Health Matters 2018
"When Does an Obsession Become a Disorder?"
Dr. Carolyn Rodriguez
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Check out the other presentations from Health Matters 2018 HERE.
Partnering with the community in clinical research
Thank you nOCD for helping us connect with potential clinical research participants who will partner with us to advance the science critical to finding new treatments for OCD.
Currently the Rodriguez Lab is recruiting participants diagnosed with OCD.
For more information contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and 650-723-4095.treatment and research.
To connect with nOCD click HERE.
To watch the video: Click HERE
Healthy Minds on PBS
Healthy Minds with Dr. Jeffrey Borenstein aims to remove the stigma of mental illness and demonstrate that with help, there is hope. The series humanizes common psychiatric conditions through inspiring personal stories, as well as, experts sharing cutting edge information, including new-approaches and next-generation therapies in diagnostics, treatment and research.
Dr. Carolyn Rodriguez is a featured in Episode 8: Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder.
Now Available On Demand: Watch It Here
OCD Awareness Week at Stanford - Presentations
OCD Treatments Old and New
Speaker: Dr. Lorrin Koran
Rapid-Acting Treatments for OCD
Speaker: Dr. Carolyn Rodriguez
Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation
Speaker: Dr. Nolan Willams
Focused Ultrasound and Deep Brain Stimulation
Speaker: Dr. Mahendra Bhati
Webinar: ‘Towards Rapid-Acting Treatments for OCD’
Brain and Behavior Research Foundation. (2017, June 13).
Podcast: ‘Special K’ A Potential Treatment for OCD?
Scope. (2017, June 5). Stanford Medicine.
Early Test Shows: Experimental Drug May Have Potential to Relieve OCD Symptoms Quickly and with Few Side Effect
eNews. (2017, May 25). Brain & Behavior Research Foundation.
Researcher Investigates Hallucinogen as Potential OCD Treatment
White, T. (2017, May 19). Stanford Medicine.