Tagged: dopamine

Computer models speed UCSF scientists toward psychiatric drug discoveries

For decades, scientists have wanted to be able to study dopamine receptors one by one. The brain’s dopamine receptors are responsible for a variety of behaviors, such as reward seeking, and are also involved in psychiatric illnesses like schizophrenia.

Pamela England, PhD


My research is focused on developing chemical tools for decoding biology and advancing medicine, including the development and use of small molecules to manipulate and monitor the activities of biologically critical ligand-receptor systems.

Su Guo, PhD


I am interested in how genes regulate brain development and behavior and ultimately impact neuropsychiatric disorders.