I direct a program of research on model systems of early brain development and am particularly interested in the impact of prenatal genetic and environmental factors on childhood behavioral problems and how early events in brain development relate to the onset of major mental illness, such as depression and schizophrenia, in adolescence and adulthood. The long term goals of my research program are to better understand the etiologies of child and adult mental illnesses and to improve outcomes for pregnant mothers affected by mood and anxiety disorders.
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