Peter Na, MD, MPH, assistant professor of psychiatry, and Robert Pietrzak, PhD, MPH, professor of psychiatry and of public health, led a research team that examined the psychosocial moderators of high alcohol consumption determined by polygenic risk in military veterans.
- August 22, 2023
Janitza Montalvo-Ortiz, PhD, assistant professor of psychiatry, has been awarded a grant by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) for the project, “Deciphering the single-nucleus genomic regulatory structure of opioid use disorder in the human brain.”
- January 16, 2023
Enock Teefe and José Jaime Martínez-Magaña Receive 2023 Kavli Postdoctoral Award for Academic Diversity
Enock Teefe, MD, from the laboratory of Thomas Fernandez, MD, and co-mentored by Christopher Pittenger, MD, PhD, and José Jaime Martínez-Magaña, PhD, from the laboratory of Janitza Montalvo-Ortiz, PhD, have been selected to receive the 2023 Kavli Postdoctoral Award for Academic Diversity.
- September 03, 2020
Joel Gelernter, MD, Foundations Fund Professor of Psychiatry and Professor of Genetics and of Neuroscience; and Renato Polimanti, PhD, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, will co-lead the journal Complex Psychiatry, which recently changed its name from Molecular Neuropsychiatry.
- January 28, 2020
Lynnette Averill, PhD, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry; Lorig Kachadourian, PhD, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry; and Janitza Montalvo-Ortiz, PhD, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, were honored by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs with its Career Development Award.
- February 04, 2019Source: Yale Scientific
In a new study, Yale researchers have pinpointed a specific gene responsible for regulating cannabis-induced aggression, with strong ramifications for the national discussion of cannabis legalization. Led by Janitza Montalvo-Ortiz, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the Yale School of Medicine, the research group implicated the serotonin 2B receptor gene (HTR2B) as the mediator between cannabis and aggressive behavior. Variance within the serotonin system, the brain’s emotional regulator, has previously been linked to impulsivity and violent behavior. The researchers scanned millions of nucleotides, the fundamental units of DNA, in a hypothesis-free genome-wide association study (GWAS) of cannabis-related physical aggression. They were surprised when this method specifically identified a result within the serotonin system. The finding, according to Montalvo-Ortiz, confirms the relationship between serotonin signaling and impulsivity.
- October 14, 2016
Fourteen Yale affiliates, including several from the Yale Department of Psychiatry, have been awarded research grants through the Brain & Behavior Foundation’s NARSAD Young Investigator Grant Program.