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Neurodevelopmental Risk Factors Leading to Anxiety and Depression

"Neurodevelopmental Risk Factors Leading to Anxiety and Depression"

Abstract: Dr. Kalin is among the most accomplished biological psychiatrists in the field. His research combines molecular, preclinical animal models, and human functional imaging studies to elucidate the mechanisms underlying the pathophysiology of anxiety and affective disorders. His work focuses on using translational models in nonhuman primates to elucidate early life mechanisms underlying the development of anxiety and depression. Using the nonhuman primate, he has also established early markers of the risk to develop psychopathology, which has proved to be relevant to understanding risk in children. In rodent models, he has pursued the mechanism identified in nonhuman primates and in humans he has performed imaging studies related to understanding mechanisms underlying emotion regulation. He is currently translating findings from his nonhuman primate studies to young children by examining alterations in brain regions underlying emotion regulation in children with high levels of anxious temperament.

Co-Sponsored with the Department of Biobehavioral Health

Monday, February 9, 2015
3:30 - 4:30, Pike Auditorium, Biobehavioral Health Building