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The mission of PNGU is to identify and characterize the genetic basis of psychiatric, behavioral, and neurodevelopmental disorders and to translate these discoveries to improvements in clinical care and public health.
Jennifer A. DiNieri, PhD is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Department of Psychiatry in the Psychiatric and Neurodevelopmental Genetics Unit within the Center for Human Genetic Research at Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. DiNieri is also an affiliate member of the Stanley Center for Psychiatric Research at the Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT. Her mentor is Dr. Tracey Petryshen.
Dr. DiNieri’s overall research interest is focused on understanding the etiology of neuropsychiatric conditions including mood disorders, drug addiction and inhibitory control deficit. She is currently investigating the role of GSK3 in major depression disorder using animal models of disease and neuromolecular studies. Dr. DiNieri earned her PhD at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in 2012 while working in the laboratory of Dr. Yasmin Hurd. Her doctoral research was aimed at understanding the long-term neurobiological and behavioral consequences of prenatal cannabis exposure.
See a list of Dr. DiNieri's publications
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