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Craig C. Garner
Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and, by courtesy, of Neurology
Current Research and Scholarly Interests Our laboratory is studying synapse formation, stability and elimination at a variety of levels, e.g. from molecules to behavior. A primary focus of the lab is to understanding the role that individual molecules play in the assembly and function of synaptic junctions. In addition we evaluating a variety of potential treatments for cognitive impairment in Down syndrome in part by assessing the impact specific drugs on cognitive function in mouse models of Down syndrome.
Instructor, Psychiatry & Behavioral Science - Psychiatry/Neuroscience/MSLS
Current Research and Scholarly Interests I use neuroimaging to investigate changes in brain function associated with behavioral and pharmacological treatments for pediatric psychiatric disorders.
Professor (Research) of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
Current Research and Scholarly Interests Behavioral neuroscience
Nancy Friend Pritzker Professor in Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Current Research and Scholarly Interests Long-lasting changes in synaptic strength are important for the modification of neural circuits by experience. A major goal of my laboratory is to elucidate the molecular events that trigger various forms of synaptic plasticity and the modifications in synaptic proteins that are responsible for the changes in synaptic efficacy.
Greer Murphy M.D., Ph.D.
Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Current Research and Scholarly Interests Pharmacogenetics of mood disorders and nicotine addiction. Microglial neurotoxicity and neuroprotection in Alzheimer's disease. Genome wide expression analysis of mouse models for Alzheimer's disease.
Karen J. Parker, PhD
Assistant Professor (Research) of Psychiatry
Current Research and Scholarly Interests The Parker lab conducts research on two core topics: 1) Biomarker discovery and therapeutic development for social impairments in animal models and in children with autism spectrum disorder and 2) The behavioral neurobiology of stress resilience and vulnerability in animal models and in patients with major depression.