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About Research

The Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Mental Health is dedicated to innovation through ethical research practices. Currently, the department runs seven labs funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Department of Defense (DoD), state contracts, foundations, and Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) grants. Our team is committed to developing improved treatments for our patients using the most advanced methods and technologies available.

Affective Neuroscience

The aim of the Affective Neuroscience group is to examine the fundamental processes controlling brain function at the molecular, genetic, and cellular levels to detail how neurological differences culminate in psychiatric disorders.

Behavioral Neuroscience

The primary mission of the Behavioral Neuroscience group is to utilize model organism to investigate how mechanistic factors of the nervous system culminate in psychiatric disorders, ranging across molecular, cellular, neuroanatomical, and neurophysiological levels of analysis.

Clinical Research

The objective of the Clinical Research Group is to develop enhanced techniques to deliver treatment to diverse populations both in Central Texas and around the world.

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