Biomedical Research Center
251 Bayview Boulevard
Suite 200, Room 07A721A
Baltimore MD 21224
The Molecular Neuropsychiatry Research Branch is comprised of two sections: The Molecular Neuropsychiatry Section and the Neural Protection and Regeneration Section.
The Branch investigates cellular and molecular mechanisms of neurodegeneration and regeneration. Studies have focused on the role of oxidative stress, ER stress, and mitochondrial pathways in the pathogenesis of psychostimulant toxicity as well as in models of Parkinson’s disease and strokes. The Branch also investigates the potential role of specific agents in the treatment of these disorders. We are also investigating the role of epigenetic modifications in methamphetamine (METH) addiction.