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.
Amy Arnsten, Yale University
Kristen Brennand, Mount Sinai School of Medicine
Michael Carroll, Boston Children’s hospital / Harvard Medical
P. Jeffrey Conn, Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Philip Corlett, Yale University
Christoph U. Correll, the Zucker Hillside Hospital
Paul Fletcher, University of Cambridge
Raquel Gur, University of Pennsylvania
Guillermo Horga, Columbia University Medical Center
Christoph Kellendonk, Columbia University
John Krystal, Yale University/ VA Medical Center
Amanda Law, University of Colorado, Denver
David Lewis, University of Pittsburgh
Anil Malhotra, the Zucker Hillside Hospital
Patrick McGorry, University of Melbourne
Urs Meyer, University of Zurich
Jonathan Mill, University of Exeter Medical School
Bita Moghadam, Oregon Health & Science University
Holly M Moore, NIDA / NIH
Robin M Murray, Kings College, London
James Walters, Cardiff University
Daniel Weinberger, Lieber Institute 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): $2,850
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 2 and plan to depart in the morning of Wednesday, June 10.
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