NIH Funds UCSF-led Initiative to Chart a Course Toward New Psychiatric Drugs

Psychiatric Cell Mapping Initiative Will Focus First on Autism, Taking Advantage of the Many Genes Implicated in the Disorder.

The PCMI was founded by the UCSF Quantitative Biosciences Institute (QBI) in collaboration with the Department of Psychiatry. Founding faculty include QBI Director Nevan Krogan, PhD, a professor of Cellular and Molecular Pharmacology at UCSF and a Gladstone senior investigator; Matthew State, MD, PhD, the Oberndorf Family Distinguished Professor and chair of Psychiatry at UCSF; and Jeremy Willsey, PhD, an assistant professor in the Department of Psychiatry and the Institute for Neurodegenerative Diseases at UCSF.

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