Workshop on Schizophrenia & Related Disorders
June 6 - 13, 2018
Application Deadline: March 15, 2018


Anissa Abi-Dargham, Stony Brook University, NY
Jeremy Hall, University of Cardiff, UK
Akira Sawa, Johns Hopkins University, MD 

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.

Teaching Assistant:

Nicholas E Clifton, Cardiff University, UK
Kristen Delevich, University of California Berkeley , CA

2018 Lecturers (more to follow) :

Stewart Anderson,Children's Hospital of Philadelphia/UPenn Sch.Med.

Amy Arnsten, Yale University

Deanna Barch, Washington University

Nick Brandon, AstraZeneca

Kristen Brennand, Mount Sinai School ofMedicine

Christoph U. Correll, the Zucker HillsideHospital

Gary Sean Escola, Columbia UniversityMedical Center

Paul Fletcher, University of Cambridge

Hakon Heimer, Schizophrenia Research Forum

Guillermo Horga, Columbia UniversityMedical Center

Peter Jones, University of Cambridge

John Krystal, Yale University/ VAMedical Center

Amanda Law, University of Colorado, Denver

David Lewis, University of Pittsburgh

Anil Malhotra, the Zucker Hillside Hospital

Jonathan Mill, University of Exeter Medical School

Gou-li Ming, University of Pennsylvania

Bita Moghadam, Oregon Health & Science University

Holly M Moore, Columbia University

Robin M Murray, Kings College, London

Vikaas Sohal, University of California, San Francisco

James Walters, Cardiff University

Daniel Weinberger, LieberInstitute for Brain Development

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): $2,710 

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 Tuesday, June 5 and plan to depart in the morning of Wednesday, June 13.

Before applying, ensure you have 1) Personal statement/essay; 2) Letter(s) of recommendation; 3) Curriculum vitae/resume (optional); 4) Financial aid request (optional). More details

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