Workshop on Schizophrenia & Related Disorders
June 8 - 15, 2016
Application Deadline: March 15, 2016


Anissa Abi-Dargham, Columbia University
Jeremy Hall, University of Cardiff, UK
Akira Sawa, Johns Hopkins University

See the roll of honor - who's taken the course in the past

This workshop will provide students with the most current understanding of the molecular, cellular and neural systems underlying the disturbances in brain function in these devastating illnesses. During the 7-day workshop, students will learn about the clinical aspects of schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder and bipolar disorder as well as explore in detail the genetic and neurobiological underpinnings of these complex psychiatric disorders. The Workshop will include sessions focused on: The Clinical Syndrome, Basic Neurobiology, Cognitive Neuroscience, Neuroimaging, Genetics and Genomics, Endophenotypes, and Gene Expression and Gene Modulation. In addition to hearing about the most recent research in these areas, controversial topics and challenges to basic assumptions in the field will be explored and discussed. A diverse faculty will bring the most up-to-date results and theories to the students, making this Workshop a valuable resource for young researchers starting out in this fast-moving and expansive field. Not only will it help them build the foundation for their future research, it will also introduce them to many potential collaborators working to understand schizophrenia and similar disorders from different perspectives.

2016 Speakers:

Stewart Anderson, Alan Anticevic, Patricio O'Donnell, Kristen Brennand, Tyrone Cannon, Paul Fletcher, Hakon Heimer, Peter Jones, Paul Kenny,John Krystal, Amanda Law, David Lewis, Jeffrey Lieberman, Anil Malhotra, Bita Moghaddom, Hooly Moore, Robin Murray, Michael Owen, Larry Seidman, Vikaas Sohal, Daniel Weinberger

The course will be held at the Laboratory’s Banbury Conference Center located on the north shore of Long Island. All participants stay within walking distance of the Center, close to tennis court, pool and private beach.

Support & Stipends

Major support provided provided by Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory and the Stanley Foundation.

Stipends are available to offset tuition costs as follows:


US applicants (CSHL/Stanley Foundation)
Interdisciplinary Fellowships (transitioning from outside biology)  & Scholarships (transitioning from other biological disciplines) (Helmsley Charitable Trust)
International applicants (Howard Hughes Medical Institute)

Please indicate your eligibility for funding in your stipend request submitted when you apply to the course. Stipend requests do not affect selection decisions made by the instructors. 

Cost (including board and lodging): $2,600 

This button links to a short form which confirms your interest in the course. No fees are due until you have completed the full application process and are accepted into the course.

Students accepted into the course should plan to arrive by early evening on Wednesday June 8  and plan to depart in the morning of Wednesday June 15.