Schizophrenia and Affective Disorders

Neural circuits implicated in the development, pathophysiology, and treatment of schizophrenia and other major psychiatric disorders.
Functional consequences of altered connectivity in schizophrenia; the early secretory pathway's role in neurodevelopment and synaptogenesis
Developing a better understanding of the molecular mechanisms by which synaptic vesicles dynamically load, retain and release neurotransmitters such as dopamine and how these processes contribute to neuropsychiatric illnesses
Neurophysiology of basal ganglia system related to psychiatric disorders.
Synaptic computation and neuromodulation in catecholaminergic neurons
Cellular and circuit mechanisms underlying drug addiction and sleep-mediated regulation of reward.
Functional architecture of the prefrontal cortex and schizophrenia.
The molecular basis of psychiatric diseases.
Neurodevelopment of cognition and emotion in young children
Human cognitive neuroscience and multimodal neuroimaging of pathology and pathophysiology in the early course of psychosis
Studies of sensory and motor circuits in health and disease.
Functional neuroanatomy of cortical and brainstem monoamine systems.
Mechanisms of psychosis in Alzheimer's disease and schizophrenia.
Neural mechanisms of auditory function and decision-making in the non-human primate