Education & Training
Selected Honors & Awards
- Parekh, P.K., Becker-Krail, D., Sundaravelu, P., Ishigaki, S., Okado, H., Sobue, G., Huang, Y., and McClung, C.A. (2017) Altered GluA1 function and accumbal synaptic plasticity in the Clockdelta19 model of bipolar mania. Biological Psychiatry, in press
- Chen, C.Y., Logan, R.W., Tianzhou, M., Lewis, D.A., Tseng, G.C., Sibille, E., and McClung, C.A. (2016) The effects of aging on circadian patterns of gene expression in the human prefrontal cortex. Proc Natl Acad Sci, USA, 113:206-11.
- Sidor, M.M., Spencer, S., Dzirasa, K., Parekh, P.K., Tye, K.M., Warden, M.R., Arey, R.N., Enwright III, J.F., Jacobsen, J.P.R., Kumar, S., Remillard, E.M., Caron, M.G., Deisseroth, K., and McClung, C.A. (2015) Daytime spikes in dopaminergic activity underlie rapid mood-cycling. Molecular Psychiatry, 20:1479-80.
- Ozburn, A.R., Falcon, E., Twaddle, A., Nugent, A.L., Gillman, A.G., Spencer, S.M., Arey, R.N., Mukherjee, S., Lyons-Weiler, J., Self, D.W., and McClung, C.A. (2014) Direct regulation of diurnal Drd3 expression and cocaine reward by NPAS2. Biological Psychiatry 77:425-33. *Selected as a priority communication.
- Arey, R., Enwright III, J.F., Spencer, S., Falcon, E., Ozburn, A.R., and McClung, C.A. (2013) An important role for Cholecystokinin, a CLOCK target gene, in the development and treatment of manic-like behaviors. Molecular Psychiatry, 19: 342-350.
Department of Psychiatry Celebrates Scientific Discovery and Staff and Faculty Contributions at 18th Annual Research Day
The Department of Psychiatry welcomed more than 450 attendees to the 18th Annual Department of Psychiatry Research Day at the University Club on the University of Pittsburgh Oakland campus. The event celebrates the many and diverse research activities of our faculty, trainees, students, and staff. The morning session featured 146 poster presentations representing a wide range of research interests. Faculty experts...
Colleen McClung, PhD Appointed Professor by Pitt School of Medicine
Colleen McClung, PhD is a pioneer in the study of how manipulations of limbic circuitry and circadian genes within this circuitry can lead to the development and treatment of psychiatric diseases. She combines molecular, cellular, physiological, and behavioral studies, incorporating new technologies, and these cutting-edge research activities have earned her a superb reputation in her field. Dr. McClung has...
Drs. Colleen A. McClung and Yanhua Huang Find That Nucleus Accumbens Excitatory Signaling Is Integral to Effects of Clock Gene Disruption on Manic-like Behaviors
Disruptions in circadian rhythms are associated with an increased risk for bipolar disorder, and the circadian protein CLOCK is involved in regulating monoaminergic systems and mood-related behavior. Colleen A. McClung, PhD , Professor of Psychiatry and Yanhua Huang, PhD , Assistant Professor of Psychiatry set out to clarify the molecular and synaptic mechanisms underlying this relationship. Working in...
Drs. Peter Franzen and Colleen McClung Receive NARSAD Independent Investigator Awards
The Department of Psychiatry is pleased to announce that two members of our faculty have been named the latest recipients of NARSAD Independent Investigator Awards by the Brain and Behavior Research Foundation. These two-year grants are awarded to researchers at the associate professor level and are designed to support a broad range of brain research projects. Colleen McClung, PhD Molecular Rhythms and Psychiatric...