Mounira Banasr PhD

Associate Research Scientist in Psychiatry

Departments & Organizations

Psychiatry: Connecticut Mental Health Center

Research Interests

Neuroplasticity; neurogenesis; gliogenesis; glial cells; behavioral neurosciences; stress; depression; antidepressants more...


  • Ph.D., Universite de la mediterranee, 2004

Selected Publications

  • Su XW, Li XY, Banasr M, Koo JK, Shahid M, Henry B, and Duman RS (2009) Chronic treatment with an AMPA receptor potentiator increases neuronal cell proliferation and survival in adult rodent hippocampus. Psychopharmacology.
  • Greene J, Banasr M, Lee B, Warner-Schmidt J, and Duman (2009) Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor Signaling is Required for the Behavioral Actions of Antidepressant Treatment: Pharmacological and Cellular Characterization. Neuropsychopharmacology.
  • Banasr M, Choudhury GM, Newton SS, Twillinger R, Duman RS, Behar KL, Sanacora G (2008) Glial pathology in an animal model of depression: Reversal of stress-induced cellular, metabolic and behavioral deficits by the glutamate modulating drug riluzole. Mol Psychiatry 2008 Sep 30. [Epub ahead of print].



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