Welcome to the INSPIRE Lab
Despite advances in understanding neurobiological underpinnings of many psychiatric disorders, prevalence rates remain high, and treatments are frequently ineffective or inaccessible. The INSPIRE lab works on research to characterize brain structure and functional organization during early, foundational periods of development. We seek to identify key pathways through which the environment influences the developing brain and risk for subsequent psychiatric disorders. We employ multiple methods in this work, including structural and functional MRI beginning with infants and mothers, and clinical intervention as a means of testing causal hypothesis and increasing translation between basic science and clinical applications. The overarching goal of this research is to prevent psychiatric disorders and support healthy brain development.
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