About Behavioral Neurobiology
Adrienne C. Lahti, M.D., Director, Division of Behavioral Neurobiology
1720 7th Avenue South
Birmingham, AL 35294-0017
Behavioral Neurobiology division is a research unit of the department with a group of neuroscientists and clinicians who are focused on studying the neurobiology of schizophrenia, mood disorders, neurodevelopmental diseases, neurodegenerative diseases, and circadian regulations related to mental disorders. The mission of Behavioral Neurobiology division is to translate neurobiological findings into improved diagnosis, treatment, and management of these mental illnesses. Faculty in the division address important research questions by using methods of cellular and molecular biology, neurochemistry, neuroimmunology, psychopharmacology, pharmacogenetics and genomics, human postmortem neuroanatomy, and human brain imaging. The division also provides its faculty on-site support, via its clinical research office and neuroimaging laboratory, to develop translational approaches and to test clinical significance of neurobiological research findings. The brain bank and biological repository are integrated core facility of the division, aiming to provide a broad range of neurobiological materials for research of mental illnesses.
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- Yonghe Li, Wenyan Lu, Taj D. King, Chia-Chen Liu, Bijur GN, and Guojun Bu. Dkk1 Stabilizes Wnt Co-receptor LRP6: Implication for Wnt Ligand-induced LRP6 Down-regulation. PLoS One. In press.
- Perry G, Tallaksen-Greene S, Kumar A, Heng MY, van Groen T, Detloff P, Albin R and Lesort M. Mitochondrial calcium uptake capacity as a therapeutic target in the R6/2 mouse model of Huntington’s disease. Human Molecular Genetics, in press.