Amy F. T. Arnsten PhD
Professor of Neurobiology and of Psychology; Member, Kavli Institute of Neuroscience at Yale University
Dr. Arnsten was raised in Maplewood, N.J. where she attended Columbia High School. She received her B.A. in Neuroscience from Brown University in 1976, and her Ph.D. in Neuroscience from UCSD in 1981. She did post-doctoral research with Dr. Susan Iversen at Cambridge University, and with Dr. Patricia Goldman-Rakic at Yale. Dr. Arnsten's research has led to the development of guanfacine (IntunivTM) for the treatment of ADHD and related prefrontal cortical disorders.
- Molecular Influences on the Higher Cognitive Functions of the PFC
China; China (2007)
Professor Arnsten's laboratory collaborates with Dr. Bao-Ming Li of Fudan University (Shanghai) and Dr. Jing Xia Cai of Kunming University. The Arnsten laboratory studies molecular influences on the higher cognitive functions of the prefrontal cortex (PFC), with the overarching goal of developing rational treatments for cognitive disorders and mental illness.
Education & Training
- University of California, San Diego (1981)