NARSAD invests in the best and brightest scientific minds throughout the world to unravel the complexities of schizophrenia, depression, anxiety and many other psychiatric diseases. Then, NARSAD continues to support the researchers as they use their findings to develop the next-generation of diagnostics and treatments for these conditions. With enough effort, NARSAD expects scientists someday to discover preventions and cures for these devastating illnesses.
Columbia Award Recipients
2005 Young Investigator Award Recipients
Mark Alter, M.D., Ph.D.
Examination of Maternal Effects on Transmission of Behavioral Phenotype in 5-HT1AR Knockout Mice
Mark Ansorge, Ph.D.
Consequences of SERT Inhibition during Development on Adult Behavior and Neurophysiology
Robert M. Berman, M.D., Ph.D.
Testing Neurocircuitry of Antidepressant Response Using Focal Brain Stimulation
Liat Levita, Ph.D.
Emotion and Cognition: Functional Interaction Between Amygdala and Hippocampal Memory
Branislav Mancevski, M.D.
A Naturalistic Study of Duration of Untreated Psychosis and Neuroleptic Response in Schizophrenia
Takeo Mizuno, M.D., Ph.D.
Dopamine Differentially Modulates Medium Spiny Neuron Synapses in the Nucleus Accumbens: Implications for the Pathophysiology of Schizophrenia
Jun Mukai, M.D., Ph.D.
Impaired Palmitate Modification of Neuronal Proteins and the Psychiatric Phenotypes Associated with 22q11 Microdeletions
Eleanor Murphy, Ph.D.
Investigating the Challenges of Recruiting Ethnic Minorities in Genetic Research
Jason Scalia, Ph.D.
The Neurobiology of Depressive Disorder: Hippocampal Neurogenesis and Serotonin Replacement Therapy
Bella M. Schanzer, M.D.
Streetwork Project: Development of a Housing Intervention for Mentally Ill Homeless Adolescents
Helen B. Simpson, M.D., Ph.D.
Using Motivational Interviewing to Enhance Treatment Outcome in Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
Arielle D. Stanford, M.D.
A New Tool on the Road to Restoring Function: Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation for the Negative Symptoms of Schizophrenia
Dongrong Xu, Ph.D.
A DTI Study of Anatomical Connectivity in Adolescents with Bipolar Disorder
Kavitha Yaddanapudi, Ph.D.
Defining Pathogenesis of Autoimmune-Mediated Pediatric Neuropsychiatric Disorders
Hui Zhang, Ph.D.
Glutamatergic and Dopaminergic Neurotransmission in AKT1 Null Mice
Lee Zuckerman, Ph.D.
Frontal Cortical Regulation of Forebrain Dopamine in a Genetic Mouse Model of Striatal D2 Receptor Over-Expression in Schizophrenia
2006 Young Investigator Award Recipients
Allegra Broft, M.D.
Imaging of Dopamine Systems in Bulimia Nervosa
Alex Dranovsky, M.D., Ph.D.
Effects of Stress and Antidepressants on Cellular and Circuit Plasticity of Adult-Born Hippocampal Neurons
Michael R. Drew, Ph.D.
The Role of Adult Hippocampal Neurogenesis in Fear Conditioning
Cristiane S. Duarte, Ph.D.
Childhood Depression and Obesity: Correlates and Pathways
Oleg V. Evgrafov, Ph.D., D.Sc.
Identification of Genes Involved in Etiology of Schizophrenia by Expression Profiling
Vincent P. Ferrera, Ph.D.
Risk and Reward in Dorsolateral Prefrontal Cortex
Amir Raz, Ph.D.
Attentional Regulation of Affect and Cognition in Impulse Control Disorders
Amar Sahay, Ph.D.
Molecular Mechanisms Underlying the Sensitive Period for Anxiety
Roland G.W. Staal, Ph.D.
Mechanisms of Neuronal Exocytosis Revealed by Patch Capacitance Recordings
Sebastien Thuault, Ph.D.
Identifying the Molecular and Cellular Mechanisms of Working Memory using a Dual Transgenic Approach
2006 Independent Investigators
Brian A. Fallon, M.D., M.P.H.
IV Ceftriaxone for Refractory Psychosis Submission
2006 Distinguished Investigator Award Recipients
C. Dominique Toran-Allerand, M.D.
17a-estradiol, Neurogenesis and Disorders of Mood
Nancy S. Wexler, Ph.D.
Genome Scan for Genes Predisposing to Schizophrenia and Affective Disorderin the Venezuelan Huntington's Disease Kindred
2005 Distinguished Investigator Award Recipients
Alexander H. Glassman, M.D.
Follow-up Search of 369 SADHART Participants Using the National Death Index
Eric R. Kandel, M.D.
Combinations of Mouse Models to Analyze the Polygenic Nature of the Cognitive Symptoms of Schizophrenia
Myrna M. Weissman, Ph.D.
Three Generations at Risk for Depression: Genetic Studies