Amelia Gallitano-Mendel

Amelia Gallitano-Mendel

First Name: 
Amelia
Employee Type: 
Faculty

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Display Name: 
Amelia Gallitano-Mendel
Last Name: 
Gallitano-Mendel
Short Bio: 

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.

Employment Title: 
Associate Professor