Colleen McClung, PhD, Receives Brain & Behavior Research Foundation Colvin Prize for Outstanding Achievement in Mood Disorders Research
We are delighted to congratulate Colleen McClung, PhD (Professor of Psychiatry and Clinical and Translational Science), who has received a 2021 Brain & Behavior Research Foundation (BBRF) Colvin Prize for Outstanding Achievement in Mood Disorders Research.
Dr. McClung was honored at the recent International Mental Health Research Virtual Symposium, where she delivered a presentation on the relationship between circadian rhythm abnormalities and bipolar disorder, focusing on how circadian genes can affect mood regulation processes in the brain, and how such functional disruptions can lead to mood-related episodes.
“I’m extremely honored to receive this award from the BBRF, a foundation that has been the springboard for so many deserving scientists over the years. I received my first BBRF Young Investigator Award 16 years ago, and I have been so grateful for the continued encouragement and support of the Foundation over the years. They are truly making a difference in the lives of those suffering from mental illness,” said Dr. McClung.
“Dr. McClung conducts highly innovative research, producing multiple seminal findings that have substantially improved our understanding of the neuroscience of mental illness,” said David Lewis, MD (Chair, Department of Psychiatry). “She is a truly outstanding member of the scientific community.”
Please join us in congratulating Dr. McClung!