Silivo O. Conte Center for Neuroscience Research

Author to discuss her family’s experiences with bipolar disease

Mimi Baird had not seen or heard from her father since the Harvard-trained physician, tormented by severe bipolar disease, walked away from his family when she was 5 years old. Then, when she was in her mid-50s, a mysterious box arrived at her door.

Social behavior focus of Conte Center Symposium

The eighth annual Conte Center Symposium will be held from noon to 5:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 9, in room 1220, Medical Research Building III.

‘Darting’ mice may hold clues to ADHD, autism and bipolar disorder

The transgenic mouse, into which was inserted a rare human genetic variation in the dopamine transporter, could lead to improvements in the diagnosis and treatment of these all-too-common brain disorders.


Foundation grants bolster autism, dystonia research

Vanderbilt University researchers have received multi-year grants from two private foundations to investigate key signaling proteins that could lead to novel treatments for autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and dystonia, a movement disorder.

Conn lands Javits Neuroscience Investigator award

Vanderbilt University’s P. Jeffrey Conn, Ph.D., has won a Javits Neuroscience Investigator Award from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke for discoveries that could lead to new treatments for anxiety, schizophrenia and other brain disorders.

Ben Folds featured at ‘Music and Mind’ symposium

Ben Folds is featured at “Music and the Mind,” a free symposium sponsored by the Vanderbilt Brain Institute June 12.