To enhance the excellence and public health impact of Research Programs of the UCSD Department of Psychiatry by:
  • conceptually organizing and prioritizing areas of research to guide collaborative, multidisciplinary, and translational research, and focus faculty recruitment efforts;
  • facilitating cross-campus and cross-institute collaborative projects;
  • identifying opportunities to increase research funding.


Cutting edge, innovative, multidisciplinary, and translational research conducted by Psychiatry faculty will enhance our understanding of the biological and behavioral bases of normal and abnormal brain function, including their interactions with environmental factors.

Faculty Members of the Research Council 2014-2015

Igor Grant, MD, Ex Officio Michael Caligiuri, Ph.D. William Perry, PhD
Robert Anthenelli, MD, Ex Officio Mariana Cherner, PhD Marc A. Schuckit, MD
Bob Heaton, PhD, Ex Officio Lisa Eyler, PhD Larry R. Squire, PhD
Athina Markou, PhD, Chair Mark Geyer, PhD Neal Swerdlow, MD, PhD
Murray Stein, MD, MPH, Co-Chair Jay Giedd, MD Susan Tapert, PhD
Gregory Aarons, PhD Walter Kaye, MD Ming T. Tsuang, MD, PhD
Dewleen Baker, MD John R. Kelsoe, MD Elizabeth Twamley, PhD
Mark Bondi, PhD William Kremen, PhD David Welsh, M.D., PhD
David Braff, MD Greg Light, PhD
Gregory Brown, PhD Jim Lohr, MD
Kristin Cadenhead, MD Thomas Patterson, PhD


Basic Laboratories

Psychopharmacology Research Initiatives Center of Excellence (PRICE)

Clinical Trial Program

For more information about clinical trials, contact: 619-543-6250

The opportunity to be involved with the newest medications and treatments for:

  • schizophrenia
  • anxiety
  • depression
  • obsessive-compulsive disorder
  • bipolar disorder