New Directions in Bipolar Disorder Research


Thursday, March 17, 2016, 2:00pm to 5:00pm


Goldenson Building, Harvard Medical School

Thursday March 17, 2016
2:00 to 5:00pm
(Coffee, tea, pastries and fruit @1:45)

Goldenson Building, Room 122
220 Longwood Avenue, Boston

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Current challenges in clinical/translational bipolar disorder research
Dost Ongur, MD, PhD
Chief of Psychotic Disorders Division, McLean Hospital
Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School

Pruning synaptic circuits: new mechanisms and implications in neuropsychiatric disorders
Beth Stevens, PhD
Assistant Professor of Neurology, Boston Children’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School




New insights into the mechanism of the circadian timing system
Charles J. Weitz, MD, PhD 
Robert Henry Pfeiffer Professor of Neurobiology, Harvard Medical School




Functional analysis of psychiatric disorder genes: insights from zebrafish
Alex Schier, PhD

Chair of the Department of Molecular & Cellular Biology and Leo Erikson Life Sciences Professor of Molecular & Cellular Biology, Harvard University


Non-invasive targeted neuromodulation as a clinical tool
Margaret Livingstone, PhD 
Professor of Neurobiology, Harvard Medical School


The Harvard Brain Science Initiative acknowledges generous support for research on bipolar disorder from Kent and Liz Dauten.

Questions about this event?
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Note that the symposium is open to the public, but guests who do not have a Harvard ID card may consider registering ahead of time by emailing us (so we can make sure the security desk has a visitor badge ready for you).


See also: HBI Symposia