Center of Excellence on Mood Disorders
Under the direction of Jair C. Soares, M.D., Ph.D., the UTHealth Center of Excellence on Mood Disorders is dedicated to the study of the causes of mood disorders – bipolar disorder and depression – and to the development of innovative treatments for these serious mental illnesses.
“We know that bipolar brains are different and we know that bipolar disorder runs in families. We hope we can find some key changes that will lead to markers to help us pinpoint those at greatest risk for developing bipolar disorder.”
Jair C. Soares, M.D., PhD.
Professor & Chair
Pat R. Rutherford Jr. Chair in Psychiatry
Director, Center of Excellence on Mood Disorders
Behavioral and Biomedical Sciences Building
1941 East Road
Houston, Texas 77054