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Spotlight on Faculty Research: Autism

April 17, 2012

…in the Department of Psychiatry. The focus of her research is exploring the structure and function of the brain in individuals across the lifespan. She is particularly interested in the effects of neuropsychiatric disorders and age, and on relating cognitive performance to brain measures. More… Fred Gage Fred Gage is…

Weak Brain Circadian Rhythms Cause Depression-Like Behavior in Mice

May 2, 2016

When the master pacemaker that normally synchronizes circadian rhythms in the brain is disrupted, that disruption causes helplessness, behavioral despair, and anxiety-like behavior in mice, say scientists at the University of California San Diego.

Uncovering the Secrets of the Adolescent Brain

September 29, 2015

A cross-disciplinary team of University of California, San Diego social and medical scientists will lead an ambitious, longitudinal national study to probe the mysteries of the adolescent brain.

New Technique Helps Link Complex Mouse Behaviors to the Genes that Influence Them

July 4, 2016

…for specific genes linked with 66 different physical and behavioral traits.

Two UC San Diego Scientists Honored for Schizophrenia Research

October 7, 2014

Two professors of psychiatry at University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have been honored by the New York City-based Brain & Behavior Research Foundation for their work studying the genetics, dysfunction and treatment of schizophrenia, a chronic and severe brain disorder affecting roughly 1 percent of the general…

32 UC San Diego Professors Named Most Influential in Their Fields

December 6, 2017

Thirty two faculty members at the University of California San Diego are among the world’s most influential researchers in their fields, based on their publications over the past decade.

Landmark National Study of Adolescent Brain Now Underway

September 19, 2016

If you’ve lived through your own or your kids’ adolescence, you know it’s an extraordinary time. Yet researchers know comparatively little about the teenage brain. The Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development (ABCD) study – by the National Institutes of Health, with leadership from the University of California San Diego – aims…

Minding Time

April 18, 2019

Minding Time: Department of Psychiatry Marks 50 Years Department of Psychiatry Celebrates 50th Anniversary with New Endowed Chair When a young Igor Grant, M.D., and his wife, JoAnn, a nurse, first moved to La Jolla in 1972, the Department of Psychiatry at the University of California San Diego was newly…

Statins Linked to Lower Aggression in Men, but Higher in Women

July 1, 2015

In the first randomized trial to look at statin effects on behavior, researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine report that aggressive behavior typically declined among men placed on statins (compared to placebo), but typically increased among women placed on statins.

Zafiris J. Daskalakis, MD, PhD, Named Chair of the Department of Psychiatry

July 30, 2020

Zafiris J. “Jeff” Daskalakis, MD, PhD, has been named chair of the Department of Psychiatry at University of California San Diego School of Medicine.

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