Basic Research

- to understand what happens in the brain to cause mental illness

Robert Malenka, M.D., Ph.D., Professor, Psychiatry & Behavioral Science, Stanford School of Medicine, an expert on autism
Robert Malenka, M.D., Ph.D.
April 18, 2013
Mutations of the neuroligin-3 gene have been found in individuals with autism spectrum disorder. In new research conducted in part at the laboratory of Robert...
David Foster, Ph.D., Expert on Schizophrenia
David Foster, Ph.D.
April 17, 2013
With the support of a NARSAD Young Investigator Grant, David Foster, Ph.D., led research to understand spatial memory in the hippocampus area of the brain. His...
NARSAD Grantee Ya-Ping Tang, M.D., Ph.D., Associate Professor of Cell Biology and Anatomy, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, New Orleans, Expert on PTSD
Ya-Ping Tang, M.D., Ph.D.
April 12, 2013
The experience of trauma during teen years is a known risk factor for the later development of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). The National Institutes...
President Barack Obama announcing the new Brain Initiative at the White House
President Barack Obama
April 02, 2013
Jeffrey Borenstein, M.D., President & CEO of the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation, joined members of the Obama administration and prominent figures...
NARSAD Young Investigator Grantee, Garret Stuber, Ph.D. of University Of North Carolina School Of Medicine, expert on anxiety disorders and depression
Garret Stuber, Ph.D.
April 01, 2013
Researchers at the University Of North Carolina School Of Medicine have identified for the first time how two brain regions interact to promote emotionally...

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