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Rajeev Desai

Rajeev I. Desai, PhD, is an assistant professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. He received his PhD from University of Birmingham, UK, before completing post-doctoral training at the National Institute on Drug Abuse. Dr. Desai joined the Preclinical Pharmacology Program (directed by Dr....

Fei Du

Fei Du, PhD has substantial background in high/ultra-high field MRS technical development and neuroscience application. In particular, he has applied EEG, fMRI and in vivo MRS to assess brain activity, cerebral metabolism of energy, and neurotransmitter Glu-Gln cycling.

Dr. Du's...

Elif Engin

Elif Engin, PhD, is an assistant neuroscientist at McLean Hospital and an assistant professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. Her research interests focus on cognitive symptoms observed in multiple psychiatric diseases, such as cognitive rigidity, problems with attention and misaligned...

Penny Hallett

Penny Hallett, PhD, is an assistant professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and director of the Neuroregeneration Research Institute. She received her PhD from the University of Manchester, UK, before completing post-doctoral studies at Massachusetts General Hospital, moving in 2006 to...

Jakob Hartmann

Jakob Hartmann, PhD, is a post-doctoral research fellow in the Neurobiology of Fear Laboratory led by Kerry Ressler, MD, PhD, at McLean Hospital. Dr. Hartmann earned his PhD at the Max-Planck Institute of Psychiatry in Munich, Germany, where his research focused on the behavioral and molecular basis...

Chia-Yu Huang

Chia-Yu (Cathy) Huang, PhD, is a post-doctoral fellow in the laboratory of Darrick Balu, PhD, at McLean hospital. Her research focuses on cellular and synaptic mechanisms of schizophrenia. Dr. Huang has background training in biochemistry and electrophysiology. She integrates morphological and...

Ole Isacson

Dr. Ole Isacson is a professor of neurology at Harvard Medical School and founding director of Neuroregeneration Research Institute at McLean Hospital. His work is focused on the understanding and treatments of neurodegenerative disease, with particular emphasis on distinguishing critical mechanisms...

Yongwoo Jang

Yongwoo Jang, PhD, received his MS and PhD from the Department of Pharmacy at Seoul National University in Korea. He further researched the pathophysiological functions of ion channels in neurons as a post-doctoral fellow at Seoul National University from 2012 to 2014.

In 2014, Dr. Jang...

Jeha Jeon

Jeha Jeon, PhD, received his BSc from the Department of Molecular and Life Sciences at Hanyang University and PhD from the Department of Biochemistry at Hanyang University, studying neuroscience and neurodegenerative disorders. In 2016, Dr. Jeon joined the Molecular Neurobiology Laboratory as a post...

Jinhyuk Jung

Jinhyuk Jung, PhD, received his MS from Handong University and his PhD from Konkuk University. After completing post-doctoral fellowship at University of California, Davis and the Joslin Diabetes Center, Dr. Jung is now a research fellow in the Molecular Neurobiology Laboratory at McLean Hospital....

Kwang-Soo Kim

Kwang-Soo Kim, PhD, has over 25 years of experience investigating molecular and developmental neurobiology of the midbrain dopamine neuronal system in health and disease, focusing on elucidating the transcriptional mechanisms underlying development and maintenance of dopamine neurons. Based on basic...

Obin Kwon

Obin Kwon, MD, PhD, focuses on two lines of translational research under the mentorship of Kwang-Soo Kim, PhD. He seeks to understand the molecular and epigenetic signatures of depression after stress exposure. In addition, Dr. Kwon is investigating the metabolic dynamics during dopaminergic...

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...

Nayeon Lee

Nayeon Lee, PhD, graduated and obtained a PhD in life science and biotechnology from the CHA University, Korea, in 2014. She joined the Molecular Neurobiology Laboratory at McLean Hospital and Harvard Medical School in 2016 as a post-doctoral fellow.

Dr. Lee’s primary research is...

Zhicheng (Carl) Lin

Dr. Lin is currently a grantee of both NIH and Fulbright, with a long-term interest in reducing the prevalence of substance abuse around the world. Dr. Lin’s research focuses on delineation of environmentally related genomic risks for substance abuse, through mapping out molecular pathways...

Kenneth McCullough

Kenneth M. McCullough, PhD, is a post-doctoral research fellow investigating cell-type specific contributions to neural circuitries underlying stress related pathologies including chronic stress and fear. Prior to receiving his PhD from Emory University, he received his BA in Molecular and Cellular...

Elizabeth Moloney

Elizabeth B. Moloney, PhD, is a post-doctoral research fellow at the Neuroregeneration Research Institute at McLean Hospital, where she is involved in developing both in vitro and in vivo approaches for understanding the role of lysosomal function in the pathophysiology of cellular aging and...

Caitlin Monaghan

Caitlin K. Monaghan, PhD, joined the Psychosis Neurobiology Laboratory led by Dr. Mei-Hua Hall in 2017 as a post-doctoral research fellow. Her work investigates the neurobiological mechanisms underlying schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders in first episode psychosis patients, and how these...

Tae-Yoon Park

Tae-Yoon Park, PhD, received his MS and PhD from the Department of Biotechnology at Yonsei University in Korea. He further researched the pathophysiological functions of RORγt in autoimmune diseases as a post-doctoral fellow at Yonsei University from 2013 to 2017.

In 2017, Dr. Park...

Kerry Ressler

Kerry J. Ressler, MD, PhD, is chief scientific officer and James and Patricia Poitras Chair in Psychiatry at McLean Hospital, after serving at Emory University for 18 years. He is also a professor in psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and current president of the Society for Biological Psychiatry...

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