Our lab was established to better understand the biological basis of mental illness in children and adolescents.
About the Lab
Our research addresses various aspects of psychiatric conditions. We are studying several ways the body and the brain affect each other, including how mental illness and its treatment may affect weight and development and bone health. We are also interested in studying how body iron affects brain development and functioning and the role of gut bacteria in mental health.
Our lab collaborates with others to better understand how genetic factors can cause mental illness or influence someone’s risk to have certain side effects from psychiatric medications.
Overall, our hope is to better understand psychiatric disorders and be able to offer safer ways to treat them.