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Law, Amanda

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Amanda Law

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Dr. Law’s translational research program focuses on the developmental mechanisms underlying genetic and environmental risk for schizophrenia with the aim of identifying novel biological pathways for treatment development.

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ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS, PROFESSIONAL POSITIONS, AND HONORS

Positions and Employment:

University of Oxford, UK - Postdoctoral Fellow, 2000-2003

University of Oxford, UK - Assistant Professor, 2003-2005

University of Oxford, UK - Associate Professor. Medical Research Council (MRC, UK) Career Development Fellow, 2005-2009

NIH, NIMH, Clinical Brain Disorders Branch - Visiting Scientist (adjunct faculty), 2006-2009

NIH, NIMH, Intramural Research Program - Senior Research Scientist, Laboratory Head, 2009-2012

Adjunct Faculty, Lieber Institute for Brain Development, 2013-present

University of Colorado-Anschutz Medical Campus:

Dr. Nancy Gary Endowed Chair in Children’s Mental Disorders Research, 2012-present

Professor (with Tenure) of Psychiatry, 2012-present

Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology, 2012-present

Director, Neurodevelopmental and Neuropsychiatric Genetics Lab

Director of Basic Science, University of Colorado Schizophrenia Research Center

Executive Committee, Department of Psychiatry, 2017-present

Chair, Promotions and Tenure Committee, Department of Psychiatry, University of Colorado School of Medicine, 2017-present

Chair, Department of Psychiatry Post-Tenure Review Committee, 2017-present


Honors and Awards:                                                             

Young Scientist Award, presented at the 10th Biennial Schizophrenia Meeting, 2000

Young Scientist Award, presented at the 11th Biennial Schizophrenia Meeting, 2002

New York Academy of Sciences Travel Award, 2003

Young Scientist Award (presented by International Congress on Schizophrenia Research), 2003

Eli Lilly Fellowship (presented by Society of Biological Psychiatry), 2004

Astor Travel Fund Award, 2005

NARSAD, Brain Behavior Research Foundation, Young Investigator Award, 2006-2008

American College of Neuropsychopharmacology (ACNP) Travel Award, 2008

Georgetown University School of Medicine, MSc Program. Mentor Recognition Award, 2009

NIH, NIMH Outstanding Achievement, Employee Performance Award, 2010 & 2011

NIMH, NIH Scientific Directors Special Achievement Award 2011

Sidney R. Baer, Jr. Award. Outstanding Research Achievement Prize for Schizophrenia Research, Brain and Behavior Research Foundation, 2012


Other Experience and Professional Memberships:

  • Member. Society for Biological Psychiatry, 2006-present
  • Member. Society for Neuroscience, 2006-present
  • Member. American College of Neuropsychopharmacology, 2012-2017
  • American College of Neuropsychopharmacology, Program Committee, 2013-2016
  • Scientific Council Member. Brain and Behavior Research Foundation, 2015-present
  • Society of Biological Psychiatry. Senior Women’s Leadership Group, 2015-present
  • ICOSR, program committee and Young Investigator Selection Committee, 2016
  • Society of Biological Psychiatry. Nominating Committee, 2017-2020
  • American College of Neuropsychopharmacology, Membership Committee, 2017-2020
  • Fellow, American College of Neuropsychopharmacology, 2017-present

  

TEACHING ACTIVITIES 

University Courses:

  • Course Director. PGY-IV Psychiatry Residency, Advanced Topics in Psychiatry. University of Colorado, Denver, School of Medicine. (2014-Present)
  • Pharmacology Graduate Course, PHCL 7620. Neuropharmacology of antipsychotic drugs, University of Colorado, Denver, School of Medicine. (2014-Present)
  • Cell Biology, Stem Cell and Development Program. Graduate Program, University of Colorado, Denver, School of Medicine. Curriculum Committee. (2013-Present)
  • Human Medical Genetics and Genomics Program. Graduate Program, University of Colorado, Denver, School of Medicine. Prelim Exam Committee. (2012-Present)
  • Developmental Psychobiology Research Group (DPRG). Faculty. Training Faculty for T32 NIH training program University of Colorado, Denver, School of Medicine. (2012-currrent)
  • Essentials Core Curriculum, Nervous System Block. MD Program, University of Colorado, School of Medicine. (2013-Present)
  • Lecturer, Neuroanatomy (Schizophrenia series). St Georges Medical School, University of London, UK (2003-2006)
  • Senior Instructor (Human Anatomy RSM BIOL20912; Anatomical Sciences and Life Sciences and SOM), University of Manchester, UK (1997-2000)
  • Course instructor (Cell Biology RSM BIOL20322; Biomedical Sciences and Life Sciences), University of Manchester, UK (1997-2000)

National Courses
  • Course Director. Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Course (CSHL): Schizophrenia and related disorders (June 9 - 15, 2010)
  • Course Director. Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Course (CSHL): Schizophrenia and related disorders  (June 6 - 12 2012)

Mentorship and Graduate School Training
  • PhD Thesis Director and Supervisor (2014-Present). Cell Biology, Stem Cell and Development Program. Graduate Program, University of Colorado, Denver, School of Medicine and Human medical genetics Program. Graduate Program, University of Colorado, Denver, School of Medicine.
  • Thesis Committee member (Presently 6 committees). Cell Biology, Stem Cell and Development Program. Graduate Program, University of Colorado, Denver, School of Medicine and Human medical genetics Program. Graduate Program, University of Colorado, Denver, School of Medicine.
  • Cell Biology, Stem Cell and Development Program. Graduate Program, University of Colorado, Denver, School of Medicine. Curriculum Committee. (2013-Present)
  • Cell Biology, Stem Cell and Development Program. Graduate Program, University of Colorado, Denver, School of Medicine. Prelims Exam Committee. (2017-2019)
  • Human Medical Genetics and Genomics Program. Graduate Program, University of Colorado, Denver, School of Medicine. Prelim Exam Committee. (2012-Present)
  • Developmental Psychobiology Research Group. Faculty. Training Faculty for T32 NIH training program University of Colorado, Denver, School of Medicine. (2012-Present)
  • NIMH, NIH Postdoctoral Fellow, Research Fellow and Postbac IRTA training programs: Research Preceptor and supervisor (2009-2012)
  • MSc in Biochemistry & Molecular Biology Program; Georgetown University School of Medicine. Research Preceptor and supervisor; (2009-2012)
  • Howard Hughes Medical Institute/NIH Fellow Program. Research Preceptor and supervisor (2008-2012)
  • NIH summer internship program. Research Preceptor and supervisor (2006-Present)
  • PhD Thesis Director and Co-Supervisor, University of Oxford. (2006-2009

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Amanda J. Law, PhD

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University of Sheffield, UK, Bsc. (Hons) - Anatomy and Cell Biology, 1993-1996

University of Sheffield Hallam, UK, MSc. - Human Neurobiology, 1996-1997

University of Manchester, UK, Ph.D. - Neuroscience, 1997-2000

 

HONORS:

Dr. Nancy L. Gary Endowed Chair in Children’s Mental Disorders Research, 2012-present

Sidney R. Baer, Jr. Research Award, Brain and Behavior Research Foundation, 2012

Brain Behavior Research Foundation, Scientific Council

Featured in New York Times, Science section, 2006

NIMH, NIH Scientific Directors Special Achievement Award, 2011

 

 

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Dr. Amanda Law         Amanda Jayne Law, 
       BSc (Hons), MSc, PhD


RC2, Rm. 4100C, MS 8619

12700 E. 19th Avenue

Email: Dr. Law


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Professor, Dr. Nancy L. Gary Endowed Chair

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