New! – FBI Cyber Series

The Friedman Brain Institute’s “FBI Cyber Series” is a new weekly virtual faculty seminar series highlighting the outstanding brain research by Mount Sinai’s elite scientists. The seminars take place on Thursday afternoons from 1- 2 pm and are made available by Zoom.


Post-traumatic neurodegeneration: clinical manifestations and underlying pathology

Kristen Dams-O’Connor, Ph.D

Thursday, November 19th at 1 pm

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Modulation of Proteinopathy and Neurogenesis by Metabotropic Antagonists

Sam Gandy, MD, PhD

Thursday, December 10, 2020 1-2pm

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Neuroimaging in human drug addiction: an eye towards intervention developmentPsychedelic-assisted

Rita Z. Goldstein, PhD

Thursday, November 12, 2020 1-2pm

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Generating New Neurons and Protecting Old Neurons in Vision Restoration

Bo Chen, PhD

Thursday, October 29, 2020 1-2pm

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Construction, flexibility and susceptibility of adaptable circuits

Deanna Benson, PhD

Thursday, October 22, 2020 1-2pm

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Psychedelic-assisted Psychotherapy for PTSD

Rachel Yehuda, Ph.D

Thursday, September 24, 2020 1-2pm

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In Search of a Depression Switch: Implications for Next Generation Strategies to Optimize Therapeutic DBS

Helen S Mayberg, MD

Thursday, June 25, 2020  1-2pm

Spatial Genome Organization in the Brain

Schahram Akbarian, MD, PhD

Thursday, June 18, 2020  1-2pm


Visualizing the brain at 7T

Priti Balchandani, PhD

Thursday, June 11, 2020  1-2pm


Gene discovery and precision medication in autism spectrum disorder

Joseph D. Buxbaum, PhD

Thursday, June 4, 2020  1-2pm


Neuro-epidemiology in action: Depression and mortality in epilepsy findings that are changing clinical practice

Nathalie Jette, MD

Thursday, May 28, 2020  1-2pm

Big Data and Genetic Liability to Neuropsychiatric Disease

Panagiotis Roussos, MD, MS, PhD

Thursday, May 21, 2020  1-2pm


A journey with a potassium channel:
From structures to a new modulator for treating epilepsy

Paul A. Slesinger, PhD

Thursday, May 14, 2020  1-2pm


Why bullies attack: insight into neural circuits
controlling aggression reward

Scott J. Russo, PhD

Thursday, May 7, 2020  1-2pm


Translating Cannabis: Neurobiological Insights
to its Risk and Therapeutic Potential

Yasmin L. Hurd, PhD

Thursday, April 30, 2020  1-2pm


Negative feedback control of neuronal activity by microglia

Anne Schaefer, MD, PhD

Thursday, April 23, 2020  1-2pm


Autophagy: A Selective Eater that Protects Brain

Zhenyu Yue, PhD

Thursday, April 16, 2020  1-2pm


Human genetics implicates microglial function in Alzheimer’s disease risk

Alison M Goate, DPhil

Thursday, April 9, 2020  1-2pm

Nicotine addiction: Unexpected cells, circuits, and sicknesses

Paul J Kenny, PhD

Thursday, April 2, 2020  1-2pm


Transcriptional and Epigenetic Mechanisms of Addiction

Eric J Nestler, MD, PhD

Thursday, March 26, 2020  1-2pm



Friedman Brain Institute

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