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The Role Of Glutamate In Mood Disorders & Schizophrenia

Webinar | March 19, 2019 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm ET
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Description

Webinar: The Role Of Glutamate In Mood Disorders & Schizophrenia

Location: Online Via PsychU.org

Description: Glutamate is the predominant excitatory neurotransmitter in the nervous system, and glutamatergic dysregulation has been implicated in the pathophysiology of both mood disorders and schizophrenia. In this webinar, James Murrough, MD, PhD and Laura Rowland, PhD, will examine current research in this area, provide an overview of ionotropic and metabotropic glutamate receptors, discuss the rationale for development of glutamatergic modulators in the treatment of mood disorders and schizophrenia, and review various targets for therapy.

Speakers are paid consultants to Otsuka Pharmaceutical Development & Commercialization, Inc.

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Event Speakers

James Murrough, MD, PhD
Featured Speaker

Dr. James Murrough is an Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Neuroscience and the Director of the Depression and Anxiety Center for Discovery and Treatment at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. He is a leader in research assessing the biological basis of mood and anxiety disorders.

Laura Rowland, PhD
Featured Speaker

Dr. Laura Rowland is an Associate Professor in the Maryland Psychiatric Research Center Department of Psychiatry at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. She is a leader in the research of glutamatergic and GABAergic function and bioenergetic alterations in schizophrenia.

Gerard Zitnik, PhD
Moderator

Gerard Zitnik, PhD, is a Medical Science Liaison for Otsuka Pharmaceutical Development & Commercialization, Inc.

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