Laura M. Rowland, Ph.D.
Scientific Council Member (Joined 2017)
2017 Independent Investigator Grant
2006 Young Investigator Grant
Laura M. Rowland, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry
Director, Chemical Imaging Core, Center for Brain Imaging Research (CBIR)
Co-Director, MPRC Post-doctoral fellowship program
Dr. Rowland is an Associate Professor in the Maryland Psychiatric Research Center (MPRC), Department of Psychiatry at the University of Maryland, School of Medicine. She is the Director of the Chemical Imaging Core, housed within the Neuroimaging Research Program at the MPRC and the co-director of the MPRC post-doctoral training program. Supported by NIMH and NARSAD, her research focuses on proton magnetic resonance spectroscopy studies of glutamatergic and GABAergic function and bioenergetic alterations in schizophrenia and related disorders. Her research program integrates these in vivo neurochemistry measures with functional paradigms, multimodal neuroimaging, and translational behavioral neuroscience to better understand perceptual and learning mechanisms, aging/illness course, and novel treatments in schizophrenia and related disorders. In addition to research and training, Dr. Rowland currently serves as co-director for the Young Investigator Program for the International Congress on Schizophrenia Research, Associate Editor for Schizophrenia Bulletin, and a member of an NIH study section.
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