Psychedelic research has taken place at UC San Diego since the 1970s. But today, thanks to an interdisciplinary team from departments all across campus, that research has expanded to include human clinical trials exploring a range of treatments including chronic pain and mental health.
Health & Behavior
As a neurodiverse student, Naba Rizvi often felt marginalized and isolated. Today, her doctoral research at UC San Diego’s Department of Computer Science and Engineering focuses on the design of artificial intelligence (AI) apps for autistic users and has gained national attention.
Rommie Amaro, professor of molecular biology at UC San Diego, and her team use computers to investigate biological systems. Last year, their atomic-level computational model of the H1N1 influenza virus revealed vulnerabilities that could lead to more effective and longer-lasting flu vaccines.
UC San Diego researchers have for the first time identified the genetic pathway between the heart and brain tied to fainting. In a new study published in the journal Nature, they found that vagal sensory neurons trigger fainting, laying a foundation for addressing fainting-related disorders.
UC San Diego Health provides the highest standards of care by multi-disciplinary teams from expectant parents to patients going through menopause.
Anthony J.A. Molina of UC San Diego School of Medicine leads a multi-disciplinary project selected to receive funding from Wellcome Leap’s $60 million Dynamic Resilience program.
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