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Great Expectations: One Student’s Road to Success at Pathways Academy

Jeffery Lindeland is a two-sport athlete for Belmont High School who successfully fundraises on behalf of his teams and is reaching academic goals in a grade-level math class. Five years ago, his mother, Joy Anne Moses, did not know any of these things were possible.

Diagnosed with a cognitive and...

Helping Students Succeed

For some children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorders, going to school can be a difficult, anxiety-provoking proposition.

Those with disorders along the autism spectrum often have issues with anxiety, learning social skills and responding to sensory stimulation. They may struggle with...

Autism-Related Protein Shown to Play Vital Role in Addiction

In a paper published in the latest issue of the neuroscience journal Neuron, McLean Hospital investigators report that a gene essential for normal brain development, and previously linked to autism spectrum disorders, also plays a critical role in addiction-related behaviors.

“In our lab, we...

Bill Carlezon

Bill Carlezon, PhD, has received several awards for his research, including an Independent Investigator Award from the National Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia and Depression (NARSAD), the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) from George W. Bush, and the Jacob...

Nicholas Lange

During his career, Dr. Lange has led and supported multidisciplinary teams of biostatisticians and other scientists in basic, translational, and clinical research on the developing brain in health and illness. Since taking a major career risk in 1996 to leave academic biostatistics and join the team...

David Yue-Wei Lee

Dr. Lee has worked on numerous drug discovery projects related to traditional Chinese medicine, contributing significantly to the development of alternative therapies for substance abuse and for osteoarthritis. He is the principal investigator on “Alternative Therapies for Alcohol and Drug...

Deborah Levy

Deborah L. Levy, PhD, has a national and international reputation in the area of psychotic disorders, especially schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. The primary focus of her research is identifying risk genes and understanding their biological actions. Dr. Levy has been a clinical and research...

Anju Vasudevan

Dr. Anju Vasudevan’s work on early embryogenesis of the forebrain vascular system has opened up an entirely new conceptual framework from which to view this important component of brain development. Her research focuses primarily on defining mechanisms governing central nervous system...