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Biology of mental illness (Kushner lab)

Kushner lab

Description research

The underlying neurobiology of psychiatric disorders remains largely enigmatic, owing to a combination of the complexity of the central nervous system as well as technical limitations in studying the brain.
However, emerging scientific advances in neuroscience, genetics, epidemiology, and cell biology have created unique opportunities for understanding normal brain function and the psychopathological consequences of its dysfunction.

Our approach has been to establish a research program where clinicians and clinical researchers are working side-by-side with neuroscientists, geneticists, and epidemiologists to study neuropsychiatric illnesses and neurobiological circuit mechanisms from their cellular and genetic basis to social and cognitive function.

Website KUSHNER LAB

Our team

Faculty

  • Prof. S.A. Kushner, MD PhD
  • J.H.M. Tulen, PhD
  • F.M. de Vrij, PhD
Post-docs

  • J. Aleknaviciute, PhD
  • A.C.M. van Esbroeck, PhD
  • S. Hijazi, PhD
PhD Students

  • B. Lendemeijer, MSc
  • M. Pascual Garcia, MSc
  • H. Smeenk, MSc
  • M.W. de Vries, MSc
  • A. Asghari Shirehjini, MSc
  • I.M. Silva Marcelo, MSc
  • J. Castricum, MSc
  • M.A.W. Unkel, MSc
Staff

  • M.A. Caspers
  • M. van der Kroeg, B.Eng
  • A.M. Meesters, B.Eng
  • D.E. Slump, B.Eng
  • S. Bansal, MSc
Seminar
Lunch meeting Psychiatry
by zoom

Seminars July and August no meetings

 

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