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Carlezon

Bill Carlezon

Professor of Psychiatry and Neuroscience
Harvard Medical School
McLean Hospital

Dr. Carlezon is primarily interested in the biological basis and treatment of psychiatric illness, specifically nature/nurture issues as they relate to...

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Chartoff

Elena Chartoff

Assistant Professor, Psychiatry & Neuroscience
Harvard Medical School
Director, Neurobiology of Motivated Behavior Laboratory, McLean Hospital

My lab is interested in the molecular and neural circuit-based mechanisms that underlie drug addiction. We are particularly interested in how negative affective states (depression, anxiety, etc) that precede drug taking or emerge with drug withdrawal contribute to addictive behavior. We use rodent models of drug-taking behavior and we study males and females in parallel so we can be sensitive to possible sex differences.

Cornelissen

Laura Cornelissen

Instructor in Anesthesia, Boston Children’s Hospital

Dr Cornelissen’s research aims to understand the impact of anesthesia and prolonged sedation on brain development in human infants. Currently, she is using electroencephalography (EEG) to explore (1) how healthy infants respond to different types of general anesthesia; and (2) how repeated anesthesia or prolonged sedation in early life affect network connectivity and trajectories of neurodevelopment. She also studies the neurophysiology of pain in childhood, particularly conditions of chronic pain such as juvenile idiopathic arthritis.

Dekel

Sharon Dekel

Assistant Professor of Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry
Harvard Medical School
Massachusetts General Hospital

We study the biological and psychological mechanisms involved in optimal adaptation of mothers following the landmark event of childbirth, the disruption of which may pose an enduring threat to the development of the offspring.... Read more about Sharon Dekel