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Rodriguez Lab

Translational Therapeutics Lab


Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

Our mission is to improve the lives of individuals with OCD by advancing our understanding of and the treatment for these brain based disorders.

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

We are seeking to improve the lives of veterans that suffer from PTSD by exploring new rapid acting treatments.

Hoarding Disorder

We are dedicated to improving the lives of those suffering from Hoarding Disorder by developing more effective brain based treatments.

Healthy Volunteers

We explore the function of healthy brain. Your participation helps us discover therapies for OCD and Hoarding Disorder.


OCD Awareness Week 2022

  • This year’s OCD Awareness Week is October 9-15.  #OCDweek includes programs and events hosted by members of the OCD community around the world. The Translational Therapeutics Lab will be involved with several awareness events:
  • OCD Awareness Fair, Friday, 10/7, 12-4, front courtyard of 401 Quarry Rd, Palo Alto, CA.  The Translational Therapeutics Lab, in partnership with Stanford’s Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and OCD SF Bay Area (an affiliate of the International OCD Foundation (IOCDF)), will host a fair with a variety of booths from related research labs and partnering clinics and agencies in the Bay Area. All are welcome to attend to make connections and learn more about obsessive-compulsive and related disorders, the latest research and treatments, books and resources, and enjoy free food and beverages.
  • OCD Experts Fireside Chat, Tuesday, 10/11, 5-6pm PDT, with guests Scott Granet, Larry Koran, Liz McIngvale, and Chris Trondsen, moderated by Radhika Shah and hosted by Carolyn Rodriguez.  Check back for more details.
  • Taming Clutter: Hoarding Disorder Research and Treatment Advances” virtual presentation, Wednesday, 10/12, 1:30 - 3 pm PDT, by Tatevik Avanesyan, Hannah Raila, Carolyn Rodriguez, and Peter van Roessel, as a session of the MHASF Hoarding Conference.
  • DBS for OCD Workshop: Lessons for Integrating Clinical Practice of Psychiatrists, Neurosurgeons, and Psychologists, Friday, 10/14, Carolyn Rodriguez will be speaking on “Pharmocotherapy” at this hybrid workshop:  

OCD Awareness Fair 2022