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Justin Baker MD, PhD

Scientific Director, Institute for Technology in Psychiatry, McLean Hospital
Director, Schizophrenia and Bipolar Disorder Research Program, McLean Hospital
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School
Co-Director, Research Concentration Program of the MGH/McLean Adult Psychiatry Residency Program

Harvard Brain Science Initiative profile

Cerebral cortical organization in humans and non-human primates, computational psychiatry, behavioral and physiological markers of mental states, novel neuroimaging approaches to neurological and psychiatric illness, evolutionary psychobiology, motor control, memory, and attention

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Mark Bear, PhD

Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute; Professor of Neuroscience, MIT

Bear Lab

Synaptic plasticity in cerebral cortex and hippocampus, autism

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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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David Borsook, MD, PhD

Professor of Anaesthesia, Boston Children's Hospital

Department of Anesthesiology, Critical Care and Pain Medicine, BCH

Functional imaging techniques of chronic pain and analgesic biomarkers; evaluation of the effects of brain neuromodulators on chronic pain

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Hans Breiter, MD

Co-Director, MGH Translational Center for Prescription Drug Abuse
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School

Phenotype Genome Project

neural circuitry of aversive and reward processing; interface of pain and substance abuse; mathematical modeling, clinical phenotyping, structural and functional imaging, genetics

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Brian P. Brennan, MD, MMSc

Associate Director, Biological Psychiatry Laboratory, McLean Hospital
Medical Director, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Institute, McLean Hospital
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School

OCD Institute

The investigation of novel biological targets for the development of improved pharmacologic therapies for mood and anxiety disorders.

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Emery Brown, MD, PhD

Professor of Computational Neuroscience and Health Sciences and Technology, MIT
Professor of Anaesthesia, MGH

Neuroscience Statistics Processing Lab

Mechanisms of anaesthesia, neural signal processing algorithms

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Joshua Buckholtz, PhD

Assistant Professor of Psychology, Harvard University

The Systems Neuroscience of Psychopathology Laboratory

Self control, reward systems and psychopathology

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Randy Buckner, PhD, MA

Director, Psychiatric Neuroimaging Research Program, MGH
Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience, Harvard Medical School

Buckner Laboratory

Application and development of neuroimaging tools to measure varied aspects of brain function, including variation in neurological and psychiatric illness.

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Bruce Cohen, M.D., Ph.D.

Robertson-Steele Professor of Psychiatry, HMS; Psychiatrist and Director of the Program for Neuropsychiatric Research

Shervert H. Frazier Research Institute

Molecular, cellular, animal models of mood and psychotic disorders

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Robert Desimone, PhD

Professor of Neuroscience, MIT

McGovern Institute for Brain Research

attention; vision; synchrony

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Daniel P. Dickstein, MD, FAAP

Director of Child Psychiatry Research; Director, PediMIND Program; Hall-Mercer Endowed Chair in Child & Adolescent Psychiatry


imaging, bipolar disorder, child/adolescent, suicide/self-harm

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A. Eden Evins, M.D., M.P.H.

Associate Professor of Psychiatry, HMS

MGH, Director, Center for Addiction Medicine

discovery and development of novel pharmacologic and behavioral treatments for substance abuse

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Lisa Feldman-Barrett, PhD

Primary Mentor

Lecturer on Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School
Distinguished Professor of Psychology, Northeastern University
Research Neuroscientist at Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging
Faculty, Center for Law, Brain & Behavior

Interdisciplinary Affective Science Laboratory

emotion, mind-brain connection, construction of emotion from mental events

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Brent Forester, MD, PhD

Chief, Division of Geriatric Psychiatry, McLean Hospital
Director, Geriatric Mood Disorders Research Program, McLean Hospital
Site Director, HMS Psychiatry Core Clerkship, McLean Hospital
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School
Medical Director, Behavioral Health in Population Health Management, Partners Healthcare

Geriatric Psychiatry Research Program

predictors and moderators of treatment response in older adults with bipolar disorder and depression using brain imaging and neuropsychological evaluation

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John Gabrieli, PhD

Associate Director, Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging, MGH
Director, MIT Clinical Research Center
Professor of Neuroscience, MIT

The Gabrieli Lab

neuroimaging, memory, cognition

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Jill Goldstein, Ph.D.

Director of Research at the Connors Center for Women's Health and Gender Biology, BWH; Professor of Psychiatry and Medicine, HMS

Clinical Neuroscience Lab for Sex Differences in the Brain

gender differences in psychiatric and medical disorders

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Randy Gollub, MD, PhD

Associate Director, Psychiatric Neuroimaging Research Program, MGH
Assistant in Neuroscience, Radiology, MGH
Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School

Athinoula A. Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging

human imaging approaches to studies of pain perception including the effects of expectancy, placebo and verum acupuncture analgesia, as well as the development of an infrastructure to enable the secondary research use of clinical data and medical images through the application of clinical neuroimaging informatics.

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Ann Graybiel, PhD

Professor, Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences, MIT
Investigator, McGovern Institute

Graybiel Laboratory

habit formation, neurodegeneration, basal ganglia

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Staci Gruber, PhD

Director, Cognitive and Clinical Neuroimaging Core, McLean Hospital
Director, Marijuana Investigations for Neuroscientific Discovery, McLean Hospital
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School

Cognitive and Clinical Neuroimaging Core (CCNC)

neurocognitive batteries and neuroimaging techniques to better define the neurobiological correlates of substance use and psychiatric disorders, use of supplements to treat mild to moderate traumatic brain injuries

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Steve Haggarty, PhD

Director, Chemical Neurobiology for the Stanley Center for Psychiatric Research at the Broad Institute
Assistant Professor of Neurology at HMS, Assistant in Neuroscience at MGH Center for Human Genetic Research
Affiliate Faculty member of the Harvard Stem Cell Institute

Chemical Genomics of Neuropsychiatric & Neurological Disease

Center for Human Genetic Research

molecular mechanisms underlying neuroplasticity, use of synthetic chemistry and genetics to investigate neurocircuitry underlying mood and memory

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Daphne Holt, MD, PhD

Associate Psychiatrist, MGH
Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School

Holt Lab (ESN Lab)

abnormalities in emotion processing in schizophrenia, neural biomarkers of mental health risk

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Jill Hooley, PhD

Head, Experimental Psychopathology and Clinical Psychology Program, Harvard
Professor of Psychology, Harvard University

The Clinical Research Laboratory

psychosocial predictors of psychiatric relapse, processing of emotionally challenging stimuli in depression and BPD

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Nancy Kanwisher, PhD

Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience, MIT
Investigator, McGovern Institute for Brain Research, MIT

Kanwisher Lab

human cognitive neuroscience; fMRI; vision and perception

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Gina Kuperberg, M.D., Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Psychology, Tufts University; Associate Psychiatrist, MGH

Kuperberg Lab

language dysfunction in schizophrenia; EEG, MEG, and fMRI

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Sara Lazar, PhD

Assistant Professor of Psychology, MGH
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School

Meditation Research

neural mechanisms underlying efficacious mind-body techniques such as mindfulness meditation and yoga

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Nikos Makris, M.D., Ph.D.

Director, Computational Imaging Anatomy; MGH; Director, Morphometric Analysis Center, MGH; Co-Director, Center for Neural Systems investigations, MGH; Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Neurology, HMS

Center for Morphometric Analysis

morphometric analysis of psychiatric and neurologic conditions, white matter fiber pathways in humans and primates

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Dara Manoach, PhD

Associate Professor of Psychiatry, MGH

Manoach Lab

cognitive deficits in neuropsychiatric disorders, specifically schizophrenia, autism, and obsessive-compulsive disorder; multimodal neuroimaging

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Earl Miller, PhD

Picower Professor of Neuroscience, MIT
Associate Director, The Picower Institute for Learning and Memory, MIT
Investigator, RIKEN-MIT Neuroscience Research Center, MIT

Miller Lab

executive function, cognition, neuroimaging

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John Neumeyer, PhD

Director, Medicinal Chemistry Laboratory, McLean; Lecturer on Psychiatry, HMS

Medicinal Chemistry Laboratory

synthesis and development of medications for drug abuse and the synthesis of radioligands for PET and SPECT imaging agents for psychiatric and neurological disorders

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Dost Öngür, MD, PhD

Chief, Psychotic Disorders Division, McLean Hospital
Director, Schizophrenia and Bipolar Disorder Research Program
Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School

Schizophrenia and Bipolar Disorder program

glial abnormalities in mood disorders; glutamate and GABA-related MRS studies; functional and structural MRI of psychotic disorders

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Diego Pizzagalli, PhD

Director, Center for Depression, Anxiety and Stress Research, McLean Hospital
Director, McLean Imaging Center
Director, Laboratory for Translational and Affective Neuroscience
Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School

Laboratory for Affective and Translational Neuroscience

Behavioral, electrophysiological, and neuroimaging approaches to investigate cognitive and affective dysfunction in depression and anxiety disorders; improve our understanding the pathophysiology of these disorders; and develop biomarkers of treatment response.

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Tomaso Poggio, PhD

Director, Center for Brains, Minds, and Machines, MIT
Co-Director, Center for Biological and Computational Learning, MIT
Eugene McDermott Professor in the Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences, Artificial Intelligent Laboratory, MIT

Center for Brains Minds and Machines

computational neuroscience, vision, learning theory

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Scott L. Rauch, MD

President, Psychiatrist-in-Chief, and Rose-Marie and Eijk van Otterloo Chair of Psychiatry, McLean Hospital
Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School
Chair of Partners Psychiatry and Mental Health, Partners Healthcare

brain basis of psychiatric disorders, as well as normal cognitive and affective functions. Translation of findings into improved care for individuals with neuropsychiatric disease.

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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

Elizabeth T. Ryan, PhD

Director, Sleep Diagnostics and Treatment Laboratory, McLean Hospital
Associate Director, Behavioral Psychopharmacology Research Laboratory, McLean Hospital
Instructor in Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School

Research Gate Profile

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Rebecca Saxe, PhD

Assistant Professor of Cognitive Science, MIT

Saxe Lab

development, social cognition, neuroimaging

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Lisa Shin, PhD

Chair, Department of Psychology; Tufts University; Professor of Psychology, Tufts University

Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Neuroimaging Lab

brain function and cognitive processing in patients with anxiety disorders, especially posttraumatic stress disorder

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Marisa M. Silveri, PhD

Director, Neurodevelopmental Laboratory on Addictions and Mental Health, McLean Hospital
Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School

Neurodevelopment Laboratory on Addictions and Mental Health

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Jordan Smoller, M.D., Sc.D.

Broad/MGH, Dept. of Psychiatry

Professor of Psychiatry, HMS; Professor, Department of Epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health; Associate Chief for Research, Department of Psychiatry, MGH; Director, Psychiatric Genetics, MGH; Director, Psychiatric and Neurodevelopmental Genetics Unit (PNGU), MGH; Co-Director, Genetics and Genomics Unit Clinical Research Program, MGH; Associate Member, Broad Institute; Senior Scientist, Stanley Center for Psychiatric Research, Broad/MIT

Psychiatric and Neurodevelopmental Genetics Unit

psychiatric and genetic epidemiology, clinical psychiatric research, statistical genetics, linage and association studies, imaging genetics, and pharmacogenetics. Design and conduct of psychiatric genetic studies, including studies of behavioral and neuroimaging intermediate phenotypes.

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Kevin Spencer, PhD

Research Health Scientist, VA Boston Healthcare System
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School

Neural Dynamics Laboratory

neural dynamics of processing, perception, and attention, especially in schizophrenia

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Gary Strangman, PhD

Director, Neural Systems Group, MGH
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School

Neural Systems Group

novel clinical applications of neuroimaging to depression, traumatic brain injury, stroke, and remote environments including spaceflight; near-infrared spectroscopy and magnetic resonance imaging

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Mriganka Sur, PhD, FRS

Paul E. and Liliah Newton Professor of Neuroscience, Brain & Cognitive Sciences, MIT
Director, Simons Center for the Social Brain
Investigator, Picower Institute for Learning and Memory, MIT

The Sur Lab

cerebral cortex, development, plasticity and dynamics, brain disorders

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Martin Teicher, MD, PhD

Director, Developmental Biopsychiatry Research Program; Associate Professor of Psychiatry

Developmental Biopsychiatry Research Program

effects of early stress/abuse on brain development and the genesis of psychiatric disorder; neuroimaging, actigraphy, infrared motion analysis, cognitive control tasks, in vivo oximetry, electroencephalography

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Matthew Wilson, PhD

Sherman Fairchild Professor in Neurobiology, The Picower Institute for Learning and Memory, Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences, MIT

Wilson Lab

Hippocampal learning and memory, sleep