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Graham Family Gift Provides Long Horizon for Neuroscience Research

“In my 20s, I was treated for alcoholism and depression at McLean,” says Stephen Graham, a professor of Victorian Studies at Bard College and member of the McLean National Council. “The staff there saved my life, and for that I have a deep debt of gratitude.” Several family members also...

McLean Hospital Study Finds Herbal Extract May Curb Binge Drinking

An extract of the Chinese herb kudzu dramatically reduces drinking and may be useful in the treatment of alcoholism and curbing binge drinking, according to a new study by McLean Hospital and Harvard Medical School researchers.

“Our study is further evidence that components found in kudzu root can...

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...

Scott Lukas

Scott E. Lukas received his PhD in pharmacology and toxicology in 1979 from the University of Maryland. After a post-doctoral fellowship at Johns Hopkins University, he joined NIDA Addiction Research Center for 18 months before moving to McLean in 1984. Promoted to professor in 2003, Dr. Lukas...

John Neumeyer

John L. Neumeyer, PhD, received his BS from Columbia University, and PhD in medicinal chemistry from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. He became a professor of medicinal chemistry and chemistry at Northeastern University in 1969, was appointed Matthews Distinguished Professor in1980, and was a...

Peter Siekmeier

As director of the Laboratory for Computational Neuroscience, Dr. Siekmeier’s research centers on the computational modeling of the hippocampus, an area of brain thought to be responsible for encoding memories, and one that has been implicated in the etiology of schizophrenia. The goals of...

Frank Tarazi

Frank I. Tarazi, MBBS, PhD, MBA, is an associate professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and director of the Psychiatric Neuroscience Laboratory at McLean Hospital. His research focuses on better understanding the pathophysiology of neuropsychiatric disorders and their improved treatment....