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Roy Perlis is the director of the MGH Psychiatry Center for Experimental Drugs and Diagnostics and Associate Director of the Psychiatric Genetics Program in Mood and Anxiety Disorders, as well as Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. He serves as consultant to the American Psychiatric Association's bipolar treatment guidelines workgroup. A graduate of Brown University, Harvard Medical School and Harvard School of Public Health, he completed his residency, chief residency, and clinical/research fellowship at MGH before joining the faculty.Dr. Perlis' clinical work and research is focused on difficult-to-treat or treatment resistant mood disorders, including major depressive disorder and bipolar disorder. He has authored more than 125 articles reporting original research, as well as numerous book chapters and reviews. Current research efforts include identifying genetic variations which might predict treatment response, creating neuronal models of disease, and identifying and studying novel treatments for mood disorders. His research has been supported by awards from NARSAD, NIMH, NSF, the American Philosophical Society, the Bowman Family Foundation, and the Stanley Center for Psychiatric Research, among others. In 2010 Dr. Perlis was awarded the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance's Klerman Young Investigator Award.
Ashlee Roberson, BA email Clinical Research CoordinatorBA, Dartmouth CollegeMajor: Human BiologyResearch interests: Genetics, perinatal medicineHometown: Southfield, MIPast training: Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth (genetic research of environmental exposure correlation to preterm birth and bladder cancer biomarkers), Dartmouth Ears Volunteer at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Dartmouth Cancer ScholarHobbies: Discovering new music, singing, attending concerts, traveling, exploring new cities, watching movies, baking
Leslie Snapper, BS email Clinical Research Coordinator BS in Psychology, Boston College Research Interests: Mental illness, Neuroscience, Art Hometown: Ashland, MA
Past training: Research assistant in the Arts and Mind Lab at Boston College (researching our perception of art based on information about the artist using survey and eye tracking methods), Administrative assistant at Boston College Chemistry Department
Hobbies: Weightlifting, Brazilian Jiu Jistu, martial arts, hiking, rock climbing, painting and drawing, reading, traveling
Cristina Cusin, MDMaurizio Fava, MDSteve Haggarty, PhDTracey Petryshen, PhDJosh Roffman, MDJordan Smoller, MD, ScD
Jennifer Wang, PhD
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