Schizophrenia & Related Disorders
June 3 -11, 2024
Key Dates
Application Deadline : March 1st, 2024
Arrival: Monday June 3rd by 6pm EST
Departure: Tuesday June 11th by 1pm EST

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.  CSHL Courses are intensive, running all day and often including evenings and weekends; students are expected to attend all sessions and reside on campus for the duration of the course.

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 course 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.

2024 Invited Speakers  :

Stewart Anderson, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia/UPenn Sch.Med., Philadelphia, PA
Amy Arnsten, Yale Medical School, New Haven, CT
Kristen Brennand, Yale University, New Haven, CT
P. Jeffrey Conn, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN
Philip Corlett, Yale University, New Haven, CT
Christoph Correll, Zucker School of Medicine, Hempstead, NY
David Glahn, Yale University, New Haven, CT
Ruben Gur,
University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
Guillermo Horga, Columbia University, New York, NY
Katherine Jonas, T10-060, Health Sciences Center, Stony Brook, NY
Peter Jones, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom
Christoph Kellendonk, Columbia University, New York, NY
Amanda Law, University of Colorado, School of Medicine, Aurora, CO
David Lewis, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
Anil Malhotra, The Zucker Hillside Hospital, Glen Oaks, CA
Bita Moghaddam, OHSU, Portland, Holly Moore, National Institute on Drug Abuse | NIH, Pikesvillem
Robin Murray, Kings College, London, London, United Kingdom
Tina Notter, University of Zurich, Switzerland, Zurich, Switzerland 
Panagiotis Roussos, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY
Vikaas Sohal, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA
James Walters, Cardiff University, Cardiff, United Kingdom
Daniel Weinberger, Lieber Institute for Brain Development, Washington DC, WA 

Support & Stipends

Major support provided provided by Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory

Stipends are available to offset tuition costs as follows:


US applicants (CSHL/Stanley Foundation)
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): $3,155 USD

No fees are due until you have completed the full application process and are accepted into the course. 

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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