Translational Psychiatry Program

The Translational Psychiatry Program is focused on research investigating neurobiology of psychiatric disorders, potential biomarkers and novel therapeutic candidates for such disorders. The research interests include: mania, bipolar disorder, depression and schizophrenia, which present the validities necessary to represent behavioral, neurochemical and pharmacological approaches, similar to alterations found in humans.

The Translational Psychiatry Program is engaged in preclinical and clinical research in the field of psychiatry. The research activities involve in vivo animal models and in vitro models with cell culture developed to investigate the pathophysiology as well as therapeutic targets in psychiatric disorders. The program also conducts clinical studies for biomarkers in bipolar disorder.