ICOSR Young Investigator Award

Matthew MacDonald, PhD Presented with Young Investigator Award
by the International Congress on Schizophrenia Research

Congratulations to Matthew MacDonald, PhD on his selection for a Young Investigator Travel Award from the International Conference on Schizophrenia Research.  The purpose of the Young Investigator Award program is to stimulate research careers in the field of schizophrenia and provide an educational opportunity for young scientists.

Dr. MacDonald, a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Psychiatry Translational Neuroscience Program was selected as one of a select group of awards chosen by the Review Committee from a pool of 121 applicants. The award will support his participation at the 15th International Congress on Schizophrenia Research, which will take place March 28 through April 1, 2015 in Colorado Springs, Colorado.  Dr. MacDonald will have the opportunity to present his own original research in an Oral Session at the meeting, and will be recognized at an honorary luncheon.

Dr. MacDonald?s research focuses on the role of synaptic pathologies in schizophrenia and other human neuropsychiatric diseases.  His most recent project, supported by a NARSAD Young Investigator grant, examines glutamate signaling abnormalities correlated with auditory-cortex dendritic spine loss in schizophrenia.