Understanding depression and new ways of treating it will be the focus of the next Brain & Behavior Research Foundation monthly webinar on Tuesday, September 8, 2015 from 2 to 3 p.m. EST. Fritz A. Henn, M.D., Ph.D., Professor at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory and Professor of Psychiatry at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, will discuss his research in attempting to use animals modeling depression to identify the genes altered by aversive experience, which may contribute to depression. His lab is beginning clinical tests with patients using deep brain stimulation and patented a class of drugs that may reverse the altered excitatory transmission in the cortex.
The free webinar is open to the public, who can register online at bbrfoundation.org/webinars. During the last 15 minutes of the webinar, Dr. Henn will answer questions posed by participants.
This webinar is part of a monthly series in which Jeffrey Borenstein, M.D., President & CEO of the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation, hosts presentations by leading mental health researchers who discuss and answer questions about the latest in new technologies, early intervention strategies and next-generation therapies for brain and behavior disorders and mental illness. Each webinar is live tweeted with the hashtag #brainchat. After the live event, recordings of the webinars are available on the Foundation’s website at: bbrfoundation.org/webinar.
For more information: call 800-829-8289, or visit bbrfoundation.org.