San Francisco – The Molecular Psychiatry Association has been notified of a $1.5 million pledge that will establish a trust for the society. Future income from the trust will be targeted to support young investigator travel awards from a diversity of applicants and to help defray meeting costs. Dr. William Byerley, Professor Emeritus at UCSF and Dr. Robert Malenka MD, PhD, Professor of Psychiatry at Stanford, founded the Molecular Psychiatry Association in 2013. The organization hosts a September biennial meeting in Hawaii to bring together researchers utilizing molecular techniques to study psychiatric disorders that include, but is not limited to, neurobiology, genetics, “omics”, stem cell models, brain imaging, and novel drug development. The association was created to fill a niche among other psychiatric meetings and has achieved success in reaching that goal.
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We are continuing to monitor the Covid-19 pandemic and assuming travel is safe, the next meeting of the Molecular Psychiatry Association will be in Maui, September 23 – 25, 2021. Moving forward, the meeting will be held biennially rotating between Maui and Kauai!
All researchers interested in learning about molecular approaches to enhance understanding of psychiatric disease are invited to attend this open meeting. Sessions will include neurobiology, genetics, biomarkers, brain expression, neural stem cells and model organisms. A poster session will also be held.