Genetics Related Content

Deborah L. Levy, PhD, To Receive 2019 Valiant Researcher Award

The Schizophrenia and Related Disorders Alliance of America (SARDAA) will present Deborah L. Levy, PhD , director of the Psychology Research Laboratory at McLean Hospital, with its 2019 Valiant Researcher Award. Established in 2018, the Valiant Researcher award recognizes an individual “who has...

Researchers Find Targeted Treatment That Reduces Symptoms of Psychosis

Treatment for individuals who experience psychosis, such as hallucinations and delusions as a result of a psychiatric illness, can be targeted to a specific structural mutation, according to a study published by researchers from McLean Hospital and other institutions in the journal Biological...

Researchers Challenge Genetic Tests for Guiding Psychiatric Treatment

In a paper published in JAMA Psychiatry , McLean Hospital’s Program for Neuropsychiatric Research director Bruce M. Cohen, MD, PhD , and his colleagues, George S. Zubenko, MD, PhD, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine (retired), and Barbara R.M. Sommer, MD, Stanford University School of...

Staff Profile: Caroline B. Palavicino-Maggio, PhD

Caroline B. Palavicino-Maggio, PhD, is a basic neuroscientist who studies the fundamental neurological basis of social behavior using the fruit fly model system’s genetic approaches. In 2016, she joined the laboratory of Dr. Ed Kravitz in the Department of Neurobiology at Harvard Medical School. Her...

Staff Profile: Zhicheng (Carl) Lin, PhD

Dr. Lin is currently a grantee of both NIH and Fulbright, with a long-term interest in reducing the prevalence of substance abuse around the world. Dr. Lin’s research focuses on delineation of environmentally related genomic risks for substance abuse, through mapping out molecular pathways that...

Staff Profile: Mei-Hua Hall, PhD

Mei-Hua Hall, PhD, is the director of the Psychosis Neurobiology Laboratory. Her specific expertise is in electrophysiology, psychiatric genetics, and cognitive neuroscience and she also has a broad background in clinical psychology, epidemiology, and statistical modeling. She receives funding from...

Staff Profile: W. Brad Ruzicka, MD, PhD

W. Brad Ruzicka, MD, PhD, specializes in the clinical treatment and basic investigation of schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. Dr. Ruzicka provides direct patient care within multiple settings in the hospital’s Division of Psychotic Disorders. Dr. Ruzicka’s research is focused on the role of...

Staff Profile: Nikolaos P. Daskalakis, MD, PhD

Nikolaos P. Daskalakis, MD, PhD, is the director of the Neurogenomics and Translational Bioinformatics Laboratory, part of the Advanced Bioinformatics and Computational Discovery Hub, at McLean Hospital and an associate professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. He is also an affiliate...