Colleen McClung, PhD, and Carla Mazefsky, PhD, Elected to the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation Scientific Council

We are pleased to announce that Colleen McClung, PhD, and Carla Mazefsky, PhD, have been elected to the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation (BBRF) Scientific Council. The BBRF is the top non-governmental funder of mental health research grants. The Scientific Council reviews and selects the most promising research proposals with the greatest potential to lead to breakthroughs in mental health research. 

Dr. McClung’s research focuses on using animal models to understand how circadian rhythm alterations contribute to addiction and mood disorders. “I am thrilled to be part of the scientific council for the BBRF,” said Dr. McClung. “For more than 30 years, the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation has provided vital research support, particularly for early-career scientists. I'm honored to be able to work with such a fantastic organization.”

Dr. Mazefsky, who studies emotion dysregulation in autism spectrum disorders, developed the Emotion Dysregulation Inventory, a measure of emotion regulation impairment. “BBRF is an interesting foundation because they offer grant mechanisms for all levels of investigators, from postdoctoral fellows to seasoned senior investigators,” said. Dr. Mazefsky. “I am excited that they sought more autism expertise on the Scientific Council, and I look forward to reviewing grants that propose new, cutting-edge ideas.”

Dr. McClung and Dr. Mazefsky join Department faculty members Susanne Ahmari, MD, PhD, David Lewis, MD, and Mary Phillips, MD, MD (Cantab) on the Scientific Council.

Please join us in congratulating Dr. McClung and Dr. Mazefsky!