About the Lab
Our research addresses various aspects of psychiatric conditions in children and adolescents. Specifically, we are interested in better understanding the biological basis of depression and anxiety. This includes the roles of the gut bacteria and having a “leaky gut.” Our work also focuses on examining the long-term effects of psychiatric medications, including on weight and development, bone health and iron regulation. We are also interested in how genetic factors would affect one’s risk to have certain side effects. The hope is to better understand psychiatric disorders and be able to offer a safer way to treat them.