Robert D. Beech PhD, MD

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry

Departments & Organizations

Office of Student ResearchPsychiatry: Connecticut Mental Health Center; Molecular Psychiatry, Division of; Substance Abuse Research

Research Interests

Addictions Psychiatry; Bipolar Disorder; Molecular Neuroscience more...


  • Ph.D., University of Illinois, 1994
  • M.D., University of Illinois, 1997

Selected Publications

  • Beech, R.D. and Sinha, R. (2011) “Cocaine” in Addiction Medicine: Science and Practice, Johnson, B.A. ed. (Springer, New York) pp. 397-416.
  • Beech, R.D. ,Lowthert, L., Leffert, J.J., Mason, P.N.,Taylor, M.M., Umlauf, S., Lin, A., Lee, J.Y., Maloney, K., Muralidharan, A., Lorberg, B., Zhao, H., Newton, S.S., Mane, S., Epperson, C.N., Sinha, R., Blumberg, H., and Bhagwagar, Z. (2010) "Increased peripheral blood expression of electron transport chain genes in bipolar depression." Bipolar Disorders 12: 813-24.
  • Kinsler R, Taylor MM, Flores NM, Leffert JJ, Beech RD. Altered response to antidepressant treatment in FoxG1 heterozygous knockout mice. Synapse. 2010; 64(2):169-171.



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