Neuropsychiatric disorders are a major public health problem that puts tremendous burden on our health and social systems besides affecting the quality of life. Social stress particularly during adolescence results in vulnerability to various mental illnesses later in life. Dr. Pathak aims to identify the neurocircuits responsible for this vulnerability which will establish the cerebellum as a new locus for psychiatric disorders predisposed by adolescent social stress. The novel insights can be capitalized to develop innovative therapeutics for mental illness.
Postdoctoral Fellow: Salil Saurav Pathak, Ph.D., Biomedical Sciences in Duluth
Mentor: Yi-Mei (Amy) Yang, Ph.D., Biomedical Sciences in Duluth