Five Yale scientists receive 2001 NARSAD awards for brain research

October 15, 2001

Five Yale researchers have received National Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia and Depression (NARSAD) Independent Investigator grants totaling almost $500,000.

The goal of NARSAD's Independent Investigator Program is to provide support for scientists at the critical juncture between initiating independent research and achieving sustained funding.

The Yale researchers will each receive a two-year grant of about $100,000 to continue research on a variety of brain disorders. Their names and project titles are:

Meenakshi Alreja, associate professor of psychiatry and neurobiology, "Septohippocampal Cholinergic and GABAergic Functions: Modulation by Neurotropic Factors, Stress and Antidepressant Treatment"

Nashaat Boutros, M.D., associate professor of psychiatry, "Biological Correlates of Cocaine-Induced Psychosis"

Larry Davidson, associate professor of psychiatry, "School-based Screening, Education and Intervention for Youth at Risk for Serious Mental Illness"

Paul Lombroso, M.D., associate professor in the Yale Child Study Center, "An Animal Model of Tourette's Syndrome"

Bita Moghaddam, associate professor of psychiatry and neurobiology, "Neurotransmitter Dynamics Associated with rTMS in Primates"

The Yale grant winners are among 40 scientists honored by NARSAD with grants totaling $3.9 million. NARSAD believes grant recipients will play key roles in discovering the causes, new treatments and eventual cures for mental illness.

Yale University

Related Neurobiology Articles from Brightsurf:

Tone of voice matters in neuronal communication
Neuronal communication is so fast, and at such a small scale, that it is exceedingly difficult to explain precisely how it occurs.

How the brain's inner clock measures seconds
UCLA researchers have pinpointed a second hand to the brain's internal clock.

Adaptation in single neurons provides memory for language processing
To understand language, we have to remember the words that were uttered and combine them into an interpretation.

Calcium channel subunits play a major role in autistic disorders
Neurobiologists at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU) in Germany have found new evidence that specific calcium channel subunits play a crucial role in the development of excitatory and inhibitory synapses.

The neurobiology of social distance
Never before have we experienced social isolation on a massive scale as we have during the evolving COVID-19 pandemic.

Neurobiology of Disease publishes results of AFFiRiS' antibody mAB C6-17 in Huntington's
Monoclonal antibody mAB C6-17 targeting human/mutant huntingtin protein (HTT/mutHTT) was developed and characterized.

New imaging technique sheds light on adult zebrafish brain
Cornell scientists have developed a new technique for imaging a zebrafish's brain at all stages of its development, which could have implications for the study of human brain disorders, including autism.

Worm nerve responses for good and bad
Studies on a tiny soil worm help explain how animal nervous systems translate external signals as 'good' or 'bad' in order to elicit the appropriate response.

Brain imaging may improve diagnosis and treatment of mental health disorders
Brain imaging may one day be used to help diagnose mental health disorders--including depression and anxiety--with greater accuracy, according to a new study conducted in a large sample of youth at the University of Pennsylvania and led by Antonia Kaczkurkin, PhD and Theodore Satterthwaite, MD.

Skull features among Asian and Asian-derived groups differ significantly
Forensic anthropologists have now discovered that several skull features in Asian and Asian-derived groups differ significantly with regard to shape, such that they can be distinguished using statistical analyses.

Read More: Neurobiology News and Neurobiology Current Events is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to