Assistant Professor, Department of Basic Medical Sciences, University of Arizona
Postdoctoral Fellowship (Molecular Neuroscience and Psychiatric Genetics); Washington University School of Medicine; 2001-2004
Internship and Residency in Psychiatry; Columbia University and The New York State Psychiatric Institute; 2001
Ph.D. and M.D.; University of Pennsylvania; 1997
Psychiatric illnesses are caused by both genetic and environmental factors. However, almost nothing is known about how these factors interact to give rise to the biological abnormalities that underlie the symptoms of major mental illnesses like schizophrenia. The goal of my research is to elucidate the mechanism by which genes and environment interact to cause psychiatric disorders.