Basic Research

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

Judith L. Rapoport, M.D., expert on schizophrenia
Judith L. Rapoport, M.D.
April 18, 2013
Interview With A Researcher: Chief of Child Psychiatry at the NIMH Shares Insight From The Quarterly, Spring 2013 Learning how genes predispose, even if they...
Jordan W. Smoller, M.D., Sc.D. expert in mental health research
Jordan W. Smoller, M.D., Sc.D.
April 18, 2013
From The Quarterly, Spring 2013 The Cross-Disorder Group of the Psychiatric Genomics Consortium (PGC), a consortium of geneticists and neuroscientists, has...
David Shaffer, M.D.
David Shaffer, M.D.
April 18, 2013
From The Quarterly, Spring 2013 When he first heard about it in the late 1970s, David Shaffer, M.D., remembers being not only “skeptical” but in a state of...
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...

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