Thursday 5th November 2015 at 17:30 | Wolfson Lecture Theatre IoPPN Main Building
"The Paradoxes of Dopamine Dysfunction in Schizophrenia"
Speaker: Professor Anissa Abi-Dargham
Chair: Professor Anthony David
Vote of Thanks: Dr Oliver Howes
Professor Anissa Abi-Dargham Biography
Anissa Abi-Dargham, MD, is a Professor of Psychiatry and Radiology at CUMC, Columbia University, and New York State Psychiatric Institute. She directs the Division of Translational Imaging. Most of her career has focused on the development of tools to image neurochemical alterations in the brains of patients with schizophrenia and addictions. This research has resulted in findings describing the complex alterations of dopamine transmission in schizophrenia and their relationship to clinical symptoms, cognition and response to treatment, as well as their interrelatedness to glutamate dysfunction.
More recently she has expanded the work in her Division into multimodal imaging by building a multidisciplinary team with expertise in neurocomputational and neurocognitive disciplines. She has received funding from NIMH, NIDA and NIAAA, as well as NARSAD, Lilly, BMS, GSK, Forest, Pierre-Fabre. She has over 140 publications and is recognized internationally as an expert in the area of Imaging and Psychopharmacology.
She is Associate Editor for Neuropsychopharmacology, Deputy Editor for Biological Psychiatry, Past President of the Brain Imaging Council for SNM and President-Elect designate for ACNP.
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