COM Phx Basic Medical Sci
Member of the Graduate Faculty, Professor, BIO5 Institute, Professor, Basic Medical Sciences, Professor, Neuroscience - GIDP, Professor, Psychiatry
The Gallitano Lab investigates the molecular mechanisms underlying the dual genetic and environmental risk for neuropsychiatric illnesses such as schizophrenia and mood disorders. We focus on immediate early genes that are activated in the brain by environmental stimuli, including stress, and regulate processes disrupted in mental illnesses. Ongoing studies examine how Egr3 regulates effectors including Arc and the serotonin 2A receptor to influence synaptic plasticity, memory, and behavior.