Research Team

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

Associate Professor of Psychiatry, UCSF; Director of brainLENS
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, UCSF; UCSF Center for Reproductive Health
Lisa Albers Prock, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School
Clinical Fellowship Director, Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics, Boston Children’s Hospital
Ronald Dahl, MD
Professor of School of Public Health, UC Berkeley
Chair, Department of Psychology
David Starr Jordan Professor of Psychology
Director, Stanford Mood and Anxiety Disorders Laboratory
Pediatric Neuropsychologist, UCSF
Postdoctoral Fellow of Psychiatry, UCSF
Lab Manager of brainLENS, UCSF
Chelsea Myers, BS
Research Affiliate, UCSF
Graduate Research Assistant of Psychiatry, UCSF
Cassandra Durkee, BS
Graduate Research Assistant of Psychiatry, UCSF
Research Assistant of Psychiatry, UCSF