Basic Research

Vincent P. Ferrera, Ph.D.
Vincent P. Ferrera, Ph.D.
September 01, 2010
Dr. Vincent Ferrera of Columbia University explores the neural circuits underlying decision making. This ability allows an organism to adapt its behavior...
Kerry J. Ressler, M.D., Ph.D. - Brain & behavior research expert on ptsd
Kerry J. Ressler, M.D., Ph.D.
July 11, 2010
From The Quarterly, Summer 2010 Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) affects upwards of 25 percent of returning U.S. combat troops. Both men and women in the...
Randy D. Blakely, Ph.D. - Brain & behavior research expert on depression
Randy D. Blakely, Ph.D.
July 11, 2010
From The Quarterly, Summer 2010 Prozac is one of the so-called SSRI antidepressant drugs, prescribed extensively throughout the world. Others include Lexapro,...
Elissa S. Epel, PhD - Brain & behavior research expert on stress
Elissa S. Epel, PhD
July 11, 2010
On the tip of each chromosome in each cell in our bodies is a stretch of DNA, a little tail called a telomere that shortens as we age. How quickly it shortens...
Mary-Claire King, Ph.D. - Brain and behavior research expert on schizophrenia
Mary-Claire King, Ph.D.
April 01, 2010
From Breakthroughs, 2010 The field of schizophrenia genetics is booming. Roughly every other day, a scientific paper is published linking genetic mutations...

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