Robert R. Freedman, M.D.

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Robert R. Freedman, M.D.

JOINED THE SCIENTIFIC COUNCIL IN 2001

Professor and Chairman
Department of Psychiatry
University of Colorado School of Medicine

Dr. Freedman’s laboratory is concerned with understanding the development of schizophrenia. Using psychophysiological tools such as auditory evoked potentials with patients with schizophrenia and their families, his laboratory identifies individuals who may carry genes which convey risk for schizophrenia. Molecular biological tools such as gene sequencing and in situ hybridization are used to search for the genetic abnormalities in schizophrenia. Facilities range from a laboratory nursery school, where one can observe the development of children of mothers with schizophrenia, to basic science laboratories, where psychophysiological abnormalities can be modeled in animals and studied at the single neuron level.

A graduate of Harvard Medical School, Dr. Freedman trained at the National Institutes of Health and the University of Chicago.

NARSAD GRANTS: Distinguished Investigator 1999 and 2006