Psychiatry

Rachel Schroeder

Rachel E. Schroeder

Stress experienced during pregnancy is known to increase the risk for the baby to develop disorders later in life such as autism, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), learning disorders, and mood disorders. The same is true for stress-related mood disorders such as anxiety and depression...
Alexandra Alario

Alexandra Alario

My research focuses on predicting treatment response to ketamine or transcranial magnetic stimulation for people with treatment-resistant depression with the overall goal to create a personalized medicine approach to treating depression. I aim to do this by using electroencephalography to measure...
Amy Barry

Amy Barry

Amy joined the Peg Nopoulos Laboratory in May 2020. Barry is working with Tim Koscik on a longitudinal project for spinocerebellar ataxia. She is interested in the structural and functional correlates of severe mental illness and what contributes to those differences. She obtained her bachelor’s...
Annette Klomp

Annette Klomp

I study the role of two L-type calcium channels, CaV1.2 and CaV1.3, in the brain. These channels have been associated with a risk of a variety of neuropsychiatric disorders including autism, schizophrenia, and mood disorders. My current project is focused on the role of CaV1.3 in the cerebellum. I...
Benjamin DeCorte

Benjamin DeCorte

Imagine if humans lacked any understanding of time. Could we communicate with one another if the words in our sentences were always spoken in a random order? Could early humans have found food if hunters did not understand that they should throw their spears before approaching their prey? Could...
Harmata, Gail

Gail I. Harmata

Alcohol (ethanol, EtOH) is a commonly used substance that can affect brain function and behavior, ranging from disinhibition, stimulation at lower doses to sedation, motor impairments, and memory impairments at higher doses. These effects can have serious impacts, such as memory blackouts, increased...