Basic Research

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

Tracey L. Petryshen, Ph.D. - brain and behavior research expert on schizophrenia
Tracey L. Petryshen, Ph.D.
June 19, 2014
During brain development, the brain is a frenzy of activity: new brain cells (neurons) are born, migrate to where they need to go, and eventually form...
Amanda J. Law, Ph.D. - Brain and behavior research expert on schizophrenia
Amanda J. Law, Ph.D.
June 17, 2014
For more than a decade, scientists have been collecting evidence for the involvement of a gene called NRG1 in mental illnesses, most notably in schizophrenia....
Stanislav S. Zakharenko, M.D., Ph.D. - Brain & behavior research expert on schizophrenia
Dr. Zakharenko
June 05, 2014
A study by former NARSAD Young Investigator Grantee Stanislav S. Zakharenko, M.D., Ph.D., and his colleagues at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in...
Bo Li, Ph.D. - Brain and behavior research expert on depression
Bo Li, Ph.D.
June 04, 2014
2010 NARSAD Young Investigator Grantee Bo Li, Ph.D., has solved an important mystery about depression that helps explain at least one of its causes. The same...
Hiroko Yano, Ph.D. - Brain & behavior research expert on mental illness
Hiroko Yano, Ph.D.
May 28, 2014
A Foundation-funded researcher and colleagues have reported important new insight into one of the most devastating degenerative brain disorders, Huntington’s...

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