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Psychiatric Disorders Research

Investigators at Stark Neuroscience Research Institute explore the neurophysiological basis of psychiatric disorders. This was the original focus of the IU School of Medicine Medical Neuroscience Graduate Program, and that tradition continues. Areas of interest include both animal models and human studies of anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, conduct disorder, and autism. Labs support a wide range of disciplines, including behavioral pharmacology, animal models of anxiety, depression, autism, opto- and chemo-genetics, electrophysiology, neuroimmunology, genetics and human behavior and neuroimaging.

Faculty Investigators

Zachary W. Adams, PhD

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry

AJ Baucum, PhD

Associate Professor of Pharmacology & Toxicology

Richard L. Bell, PhD

Associate Professor of Psychiatry

Alan Breier, MD

AAMHRE/IUPA Professor of Psychiatry

R A. Chambers, MD

Associate Professor of Psychiatry

Howard J. Edenberg, PhD

Distinguished Professor

Eric A. Engleman, PhD

Associate Professor of Psychiatry

Michael M. Francis, MD

Associate Professor of Clinical Psychiatry

Nicholas J. Grahame, PhD

Adjunct Associate Professor of Neurobiology

Sheketha R. Hauser, PhD

Assistant Research Professor of Psychiatry

Debra Hickman, DVM, MS

Adjunct Senior Research Professor, Laboratory Animal Resource Center

Leslie A. Hulvershorn, MD

Interim Co-Chair, Department of Psychiatry

Tom Hummer, PhD

Assistant Research Professor of Psychiatry

Jorge V. Jose

James H. Rudy Professor of Physics, College of Arts & Sciences, IU Bloomington

Debomoy K. Lahiri, PhD, MS

Distinguished Professor

Christopher C. Lapish, PhD

Assistant Professor Tenured/Tenure-Track, Graduate Faculty Member w/Endorsement

Jodi L. Lukkes, PhD

Assistant Research Professor of Psychiatry

Yao-Ying Ma, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor of Pharmacology & Toxicology

Andrei I. Molosh, PhD

Assistant Research Professor of Psychiatry

Alexander B. Niculescu, MD, PhD

Professor of Psychiatry

John I. Nurnberger, MD, PhD

Distinguished Professor Emeritus

Martin H. Plawecki, MD, FEL, PhD

Associate Professor of Psychiatry

Andrew J. Saykin, Psy.D.

Director, Center for Neuroimaging

William A. Truitt, PhD

Associate Professor of Anatomy, Cell Biology & Physiology

Marian L. Logrip, PhD

Assistant Professor of Psychology