Finnegan J Calabro, PhD
Education & Training
- Luna B, Tervo-Clemmens B, Calabro FJ. Considerations When Characterizing Adolescent Neurocognitive Development. Biol Psychiatry. 2020 May 11;doi: 10.1016/j.biopsych.2020.04.026 [Epub ahead of print]
- Tervo-Clemmens B, Quach A, Calabro FJ, Luna B. Adolescent Development ofInhibitory Control and Substance Use Vulnerability: A longitudinal neuroimaging study, Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience. (In press)
- Larsen B, Olafsson V, Calabro FJ, Laymon C, Tervo-Clemmens B, Campbell E, Minhas D, Montez D, Price J, Luna B. Maturation of the human striatal dopamine system revealed by PET and quantitative MRI, Nature Communications. 2020 Feb 12;11(1):846.
- Calabro FJ, Murty VP, Jalbrzikowski M, Tervo-Clemmens B, Luna B. Development of hippocampal prefrontal cortex interactions through adolescence. Cereb Cortex. 2019, Oct 31;bhz186. doi: 10.1093/cercor/bhz186. [Epub ahead of print]. PMID: 31670797.
New Psychosis Research in Neuropsychopharmacology and Psychological Medicine
More than 20 members of the Department of Psychiatry faculty conduct a wide range of research pertaining to schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and other psychotic disorders. Recent Pitt Psychiatry studies in Neuropsychopharmacology and Psychological Medicine present new findings pertaining to clinical high risk for psychosis and first-episode psychosis. Reduced GABA/glutamate in the thalamus of individuals at...
Pitt Psychiatry Hosts Virtual Research Matinee—An Afternoon of Discovery, Reflection, and Celebration
Last week we reinvented our annual in-person Research Day as a virtual Research Matinee, a Department-wide exploration of innovative research, career reflections and honors for outstanding faculty and staff. Attendees included nearly 200 Psychiatry faculty, trainees, and staff, who tuned in for plenary speaker Mary Phillips, MD, MD (Cantab), followed by the perennially popular Speed Dat(a)ing, in which six...
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine Promotes Finn Calabro, PhD, to Research Assistant Professor of Psychiatry
The Department of Psychiatry is pleased to announce the promotion of Finn Calabro, PhD, to Research Assistant Professor of Psychiatry. Dr. Calabro’s research focuses on applying quantitative methodological approaches to characterize both the adaptive and maladaptive ways in which brain mechanisms evolve through adolescence. He employs computational behavioral modeling and advance neuroimaging analyses to...
Now in Nature Communications: New Findings on the Maturation of the Striatal Dopamine System Using Positron Emission Tomography and Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Adolescence can be marked by heightened reward drive and sensation-seeking behaviors, which engage the reward system. These behaviors are thought to be caused by a developmental peak in dopamine processing in the nucleus accumbens, part of the striatal reward system. However, a better understanding of the relationship between these behaviors and dopamine has been difficult to achieve because the standard techniques...