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The Brain & Behavior Research Foundation names winners of Klerman and Freedman Prizes
Date:7/28/2014

ment of Psychiatry, Columbia University and Bo Li, Ph.D., Associate Professor Cold Strong Harbor Laboratory.

Dr. Kheirbeck's research looks into how circuits within the brain's hippocampal region contribute to emotional behavior and may be disrupted in mental illness. The findings of his NARSAD Grant research have elucidated impairments in the functioning of the hippocampus that appear to underlie the inability to discriminate among stimuli, impairments often seen in post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and panic disorders, and may offer new approaches to treatment.

By studying the link between neural circuits and behavior, Dr. Li's research is helping to define the synaptic and neural-circuit mechanisms in the brain that regulate cognitive functions such as attention, learning and memory, and the dysfunctions in these mechanisms that may underlie diverse mental illnesses, including schizophrenia, depression and anxiety.


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