Welcome to the Murray Lab
Research in the lab, led by John D. Murray, focuses on investigating the dynamics and function of neural circuits, and their dysfunction in psychiatric and neurological disorders. To investigate these issues, we develop modeling, theoretical, and data-analytic approaches to systems neuroscience, in close collaboration with experimentalists. We build biophysically-based neural circuit models that span levels of scale and complexity, ranging from detailed microcircuitry supporting cognitive function, to large-scale brain dynamics. Furthermore, we leverage computational insights from models to advance the study of disorders such as schizophrenia, in a framework for Computational Psychiatry.
- John Murray and Alan Anticevic have edited a new book (with much gratitude to the exceptional contributors!), Computational Psychiatry: Mathematical Modeling of Mental Illness. [Link]
- Markus Helmer (postdoc) has been awarded a DFG Research Fellowship from the German Research Foundation. Congratulations, Markus!
- Norman Lam (Physics PhD student) has been awarded a Graduate Scholarship from the the National Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) of Canada. Congratulations, Norman!
- The lab has been awarded its first R01 grant from the National Institute of Mental Health.
- Special Issue in Biological Psychiatry on "Cortical Excitation-Inhibition Balance and Dysfunction in Psychiatric Disorders" (Edited by Alan Anticevic and John Murray) [Link]
- Mar 5-6: John will give a talk at a Cosyne Workshop on "Circuit dynamics in working memory" in Breckenridge, Colorado.
- May 10-12: John will give a talk at the Society for Biological Psychiatry (SOBP) annual meeting in a Symposium on "Towards Convergent Clinical Neuroscience: Integrating Genetics, Computation & Pharmacological Neuroimaging to Understand Psychosis Biomarker Mechanisms" in New York City.