Andrew Pieper, MD, PhD

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Psychiatry, Neurology
Professor
Summary statement: 

Discovery of new treatments for neuropsychiatric disease

Office phone: 
(319) 353-5781
Office number: 
1318
Office building: 
PBDB

Dr. Pieper is a psychiatrist and neuroscientist, and is currently Director of Translational Neuroscience in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Iowa.  The Pieper laboratory focuses on the discovery of new treatment options for neuropsychiatric disease, using animal models and pharmacologic screening approaches.  This approach is characterized by the discovery of the P7C3-series of neuroprotective molecules, which offer protection in animal models of Parkinson's disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, peripheral nerve injury, traumatic brain injury and other forms of neurodegeneration.  The Pieper laboratory is also implementing similar discovery approaches to identify new treatment options for autism, anxiety and obsessive compulsive disorder.  

“I searched for a school that boasted a positive environment for collaboration, commitment to scientific training, and a high caliber of mentorship, all surrounded by a town I could feel at home in.  My first exposure to the University of Iowa was during a summer undergraduate research fellowship.  During that ten weeks training, I found that that the University of Iowa fulfilled all of my expectations for graduate school and much, much more.  It was that experience that I compared all of my other graduate interviews too, and needless to say, but I will anyway, I chose the University of Iowa. ”