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Discovery @ McLean Hospital 2018

This edition of Discovery demonstrates some of the depth and breadth of research at McLean Hospital. With hundreds of hardworking researchers who hail from all parts of the world, our robust research program has all the tools to bring research from the bench to the bedside. There is much more...

Foundation Gift Enables Cannabis Research

For a substance that has been used by humans for more than 5,000 years, there remains much to learn about marijuana’s effects on the brain. McLean neuroscientist and clinical researcher Staci Gruber, PhD , has spent more than two decades trying to advance knowledge in this domain. Now, with the help...

Promoting Awareness During MRI Safety Week

From July 22 to July 28, McLean Hospital and institutions around the world will take part in MRI Safety Week. During the week, technologists, imaging professionals, and others will participate in events and activities aimed at increasing awareness and understanding of MRI safety. At the McLean...

Manton Foundation Funds State of the Art MRI Scanner

Scott E. Lukas, PhD , director of the McLean Imaging Center (MIC), can barely contain his excitement when describing McLean’s new 3 Tesla Siemens PRISMA MRI scanner. An extraordinary $3.75M grant from the Manton Foundation funded this state of the art acquisition. According to Lukas and fellow MIC...

The Essence of Adolescence: Examining Addiction in the Teenage Brain

When Marisa M. Silveri, PhD , director of McLean Hospital’s Neurodevelopmental Laboratory on Addictions and Mental Health, gives community presentations on the effects of alcohol and drug use on the adolescent brain, she refers to herself as a “neuroscience interpreter.” Speaking to hundreds of...

Uncovering the Mysteries of Marijuana

With a drive to better understand the effects of medical marijuana, in 2014, Staci Gruber, PhD , launched a landmark new program known as the Marijuana Investigations for Neuroscientific Discovery (MIND) program. Made possible thanks to an initial gift from best-selling crime writer Patricia...

The O’Keefe Awards: Catalyzing Research, Jump-Starting Careers

One researcher is looking at how administering xenon gas may minimize injury to a traumatized brain. Another is studying how childhood sexual abuse affects brain function and increases the risk of re-victimization. A third is trying to understand the connection between early tobacco use and later...

Staff Profile: Scott E. Lukas, PhD

Scott E. Lukas received his PhD in pharmacology and toxicology in 1979 from the University of Maryland. After a post-doctoral fellowship at Johns Hopkins University, he joined NIDA Addiction Research Center for 18 months before moving to McLean in 1984. Promoted to professor in 2003, Dr. Lukas...

Staff Profile: Staci Gruber, PhD

Staci Gruber, PhD, is the director of the Cognitive and Clinical Neuroimaging Core and the Marijuana Investigations for Neuroscientific Discovery (MIND) program at McLean Hospital. She is an associate professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. Her research focuses on the application of...

Staff Profile: Kyoko Ohashi, PhD

Kyoko Ohashi, PhD, received her BS and MS in exercise physiology and biomechanics and sports sciences and her PhD in educational physiology from The University of Tokyo, Japan. Dr. Ohashi completed research fellowships in analysis of physiological and bio-behavioral measures in Developmental...