Our goal is to train postdoctoral fellows to become independent researchers focused on improving the lives of infants, children, adolescents and young adults with developmental psychopathology (see link on left for the list of clinical and special populations of interest).
We offer postdoctoral translational research training utilizing the following cutting-edge methodologies:
Our faculty are nationally recognized in the
development and use of biomarkers
, including their use as early markers of risk and as predictors of response to treatment.
Our faculty are experts in the use of genetics and molecular biology
to understand developmental psychobiology and psychopathology. They are also well recognized for translating this
knowledge into clinical relevance.
Faculty utilize neuroimaging
, including structural and functional MRI and magneto-encephalography (MEG), to study developmental issues in disorders as diverse as ADHD, autism, and psychotic disorders.
Advances in developmental psychobiology can only have major impact
if we understand the relationship of psychobiology with systems, epidemiology and outcomes
The DPRG includes faculty
who focus on practical application of psychobiological knowledge.
The DPRG faculty identify the study of developmental phenomenology,
that is, knowing when and how illness progresses, as a critical component of developmental
psychobiology and psychopathology research.
A major goal of developmental psychobiological research is the
development of new interventions
aimed at both treating and preventing
are national leaders in the translation of psychobiological knowledge into