We are a research team from UCSF that has been studying children and brain functions for over a decade. We have been more and more interested in the roles genetic and environmental factors play during the brain development of children.
In the past five years, we have studied the intergenerational transmission pattern of parents and their children. One major discovery we found has been that the brain circuit important for mood and emotion, and disorders like depression may be more strongly passed on from the maternal side, which has been speculated in animal literature but has never directly been shown in us humans.
Our Research Team
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School
Clinical Fellowship Director, Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics, Boston Children’s Hospital
David Starr Jordan Professor of Psychology
Director, Stanford Mood and Anxiety Disorders Laboratory