Translational Psychiatry Program

The understanding of psychiatry disorders has undoubtedly evolved in recent years, but further studies are needed to advance our knowledge.

The Translational Psychiatry Program is focused on conducting high quality basic and translational research in an effort to understand the complex interactions between molecular, cellular, and genetics mechanisms, as well as neural systems, with cognitive, behavioral, and neuroanatomical changes.

Our team is carrying out studies at the limelight of neuropsychiatry using state-of-the-art tools to create sophisticated, systems biology-based approaches that combine mechanistic in vitro research with preclinical animal models and clinical studies. We aim to spread and expand our understanding of the underlying mechanisms of neuropsychiatric disorders to gain knowledge regarding developmental processes and a more in-depth understanding of disease etiology and progression, with direct contributions to the development of more effective and groundbreaking treatments.

The program faculty brings together the skills of a transdisciplinary team, reflecting the extensiveness of technologies involved in clinical neuroscience. Our areas of expertise include psychopharmacology, cellular and molecular biology, biochemistry, genetics, epigenetics, bioinformatics, and cognition.