Basic Neuroscience:

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Susan L. Andersen, PhD

Director, Laboratory of Developmental Neuropharmacology, McLean Hospital
Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School

Laboratory of Developmental Neuropharmacology

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Paola Arlotta, PhD

Associate Professor of Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology, Harvard University

Arlotta Laboratory

Molecular mechanisms of neuronal diversity in the mammalian cerebral cortex, neurodegenerative disease of the cortical output circuitry

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Darrick T. Balu, PhD

Director, Translational Psychiatry Laboratory, McLean Hospital
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School

Translational Psychiatry Laboratory

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Sabina Berretta, MD

Career Mentor, Scientific Mentor

Associate Professor of Psychiatry, HMS; Director of the Translational Neuroscience Laboratory; Scientific Director of the Harvard Brain Tissue Resource Center

Harvard Brain Tissue Resource Center

Pathophysiology of schizophrenia and bipolar disorder; brain extracellular matrix abnormalities in psychiatry illness

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Bill Carlezon, MA, PhD

Career Mentor

Chief, Division of Basic Neuroscience, McLean Hospital
Director, Behavioral Genetics Laboratory, McLean Hospital
Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School

Behavioral Genetics Laboratory

Molecular basis of depressive disorders, as well as the co-morbidity of depression and other disorders including anxiety, PTSD, and substance abuse

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Gordon Fishell, PhD

Member of the Faculty of Neurobiology, Harvard University Blavatnik Institute

Fishell Lab

Embyronic specification of interneurons, interneuron integration and synapse formation, and interneuron function and dysfunction.

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Rakesh Karmacharya, MD, PhD

Medical Director, McLean Hospital Schizophrenia and Bipolar Research Clinic
Director of Stem Cell Research, MGH PNGU Center for Experimental Drugs and Diagnostics Center for Human Genetic Research
Assistant Professor in Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School

MGH Psychiatric & Neurodevelopment Genetics Unit (PNGU)

McLean OnTrack

iPSC-based cellular models, synaptic biology, chemical biology, schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.

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Karestan Koenen, MA, PhD

Professor of Psychiatric Epidemiology

Lee Kum Sheung, Center for Health and Happiness, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Genetic factors of PTSD development, and how trauma and PTSD influence weight gain and long-term physical health.

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Kerry Ressler, MD, PhD

Primary Mentor, Senior Mentor

Chief Scientific Officer, McLean Hospital
Chief, Division of Depression and Anxiety Disorders, McLean Hospital
Director, Neurobiology of Fear Laboratory, McLean Hospital
Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School

Neurobiology of Fear Laboratory

Translational research bridging molecular neurobiology in animal models with human genetic research on fear and anxiety disorders

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Isabelle M. Rosso, PhD

Director, Anxiety and Traumatic Stress Disorders Laboratory, McLean Hospital
Associate Professor of Psychology, Harvard Medical School

Anxiety and Traumatic Stress Disorders Laboratory

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Amar Sahay, PhD

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, HMS
Principal Faculty, Stem Cell Institute, Harvard
Assistant Professor, Center for Regenerative Medicine Psychiatric and Neurodevelopmental Genetics Unit (PNGU) Center for Human Genetic Research, MGH

Sahay Lab

Impact of adult stem cell hippocampal growth on mood and cognition; neural bases of psychiatric disorders

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Frank I. Tarazi, MBBS, PhD, MBA

Director, Psychiatric Neuroscience Laboratory, McLean Hospital
Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School

Psychiatric Neuroscience Laboratory

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T. Wilson Woo, MD, PhD

Medical Director, Harvard Brain Tissue Resource Center
Director, Laboratory of Cellular Neuropathology, McLean Hospital
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School

Laboratory of Cellular Neuropathology