Research goals: To elucidate the pathophysiology of psychiatric disorders which lead to suicide, including mood disorders and schizophrenia. These studies will be conducted by the examination of genetic and transcriptional variation in patients relative to comparison groups. Through these investigations, we aim to identify novel biochemical targets for improved psychotropic medication and biological markers to facilitate diagnosis.

Positions

Postdoctoral Research Assistant

Currently we have an open position for a post-doctoral fellow with a background in genetics, neuroscience or pharmacology.

Position description.

Rotation Students

Graduate student positions are available. We welcome students from all colleges at UIC.

Undergraduate Students

Occasional positions are available for temporary or part-time laboratory assistants. Undergraduate students with a desire to gain laboratory experience are encouraged to contact us.

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Important Dates

3/14/13: CPB & Pharmacy Practice Seminar: "Estrogen, Depression, and Hippocampal Function". Lori L. McMahon, PhD. 12PM, 3rd Floor Library MBRB.

4/18/13: CPB & UICENTRE Seminar "Allosteric Modulators of GPCRs as a Novel Approach to Treatment of CNS Disorders". Jeff Conn, PhD. 12PM, 3rd Floor Library MBRB.

5/02/13: CPB & Pharmacy Practice Seminar "Genetic Variation and Alternative Transcripts in Human Brain Development and Schizophrenia". Joel E. Kleinman, PhD. 12PM, 3rd Floor Library MBRB.

9/12/13: CPB Seminar "Effects of G-Protein Coupled Receptors on Vessicle Fusion". Simon Alford, PhD. 12PM, 3rd Floor Library MBRB..

9/19/13: CPB Seminar "TBD". Janet Richmond, PhD. 12PM, 3rd Floor Library MBRB.

11/09/13-11/13/13: Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting; San Diego, CA.