Education & Training
Selected Honors & Awards
- Logan, R.W., Arjona, A. and Sarkar, D.K. (2011). Role of sympathetic nervous system in the entrainment of circadian natural-killer cell function. Brain, Behavior, and Immunity. 25(1), 101-109. PMID: 20816749.
- Logan, R.W., Zhang, C., Murugan, S., OConnell S., Levitt, D., Rosenwasser A.M. and Sarkar D.K. (2012). Chronic shift-lag alters the circadian clock of natural killer cells and promotes lung cancer growth in rats. Journal of Immunology. 188(6), 2583-2591. PMID: 22308312
- Logan, R.W., Robledo, R.F., Recla, J.M., Philip, V.M., Jay, J.J., Harwood, C., Gatti, D.M., Bult, C.J., Churchill, G.A., and Chesler, E.J. (2013). High-precision genetic mapping of behavioral traits in the Diversity Outbred mouse population. Genes, Brain and Behavior. 12(4), 424-437. PMID: 23433259.
- Logan, R.W., Edgar, N., Gillman, A.G., Hoffman, D., Zhu, X. and McClung, C.A. (2015). Chronic stress induces brain region specific alterations in molecular rhythms in mice that correlate with depression-like behavior. Biological Psychiatry, 78(4), 249-258. PMID: 25771506.
- Chen, C., Logan, R.W., Ma, T., Tseng, G.C., Sibille, E., and McClung, C.A. (2015). The effects of aging on circadian patterns of gene expression in the human prefrontal cortex. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Epub ahead of print. PMID: 26699485.
Now in The Journal of Neuroscience: Circadian Protein NPAS2 Expression in the Nucleus Accumbens and Cocaine Reward
Disruptions of the circadian clock can contribute to or exacerbate vulnerability to substance use disorder in some populations. The laboratory of Dr. Colleen McClung (Professor of Psychiatry and Clinical and Translational Science) investigates the mechanisms by which circadian genes that regulate mood and impulsivity are involved in the risk for substance abuse. In a recent study published in the Journal of...
The Department of Psychiatry’s 19th Annual Research Day: A Day to Teach, Learn and Be Inspired
The 19th annual Department of Psychiatry Research Day on June 13, 2019 was our biggest yet! For the 505 faculty, postdoctoral students, residents, graduate students and staff who attended, the morning poster session and afternoon program offered a stimulating day of research and career development that was equal parts enlightenment, inspiration, fun and, at times, surprise. The morning session featured 140 posters...
Department of Psychiatry Faculty Receive 2018 ACNP Travel Awards & Are Elected as ACNP Members
Congratulations are in order for Drs. Marianne Seney, Ryan Logan , and Deepak Sarpal (pictured above), who received travel awards to attend the annual meeting of The American College of Neuropsychopharmacology (ACNP). In addition, Konasale M. Prasad, MD, MBBS was elected as a member of ACNP, and Rebecca Price, PhD , was elected as an associate member. The ACNP Annual Meeting, which was held on December 9–13, 2018...
Department Faculty Highlight the Role of Adolescent Sleep and Circadian Rhythm Disruptions in Risk of Substance Use Disorders
Sleep and circadian rhythms, the 24-hour cycles of the body’s physiological processes, are important components of health. Likewise, disruptions in these systems are linked to a number of health conditions, including substance abuse. The developmental changes in sleep and circadian rhythms that occur during adolescence leave teenagers particularly vulnerable to addiction. A review recently published in the journal...