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Principal Investigators (Alphabetical)

NIMH scientists conduct research ranging from studies into mechanisms of normal brain function, conducted at the behavioral, systems, cellular, and molecular levels, to clinical investigations into the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of mental illness.

The principal investigators at NIMH include:

Chief
Unit on Learning and Decision Making
Laboratory of Neuropsychology

Chief
Unit on Learning and Plasticity
Laboratory of Brain and Cognition

Chief
Section on Functional Imaging Methods
Laboratory of Brain and Cognition

Chief
Section on Neuroadaptation and Protein Metabolism

Chief
Section on Integrative Neuroimaging
Clinical Brain Disorders Branch

Chief
Unit on Affective Cognitive Neuroscience

Chief
Unit on Neuroplasticity

Chief
Section on Molecular Neurobiology


Section on Directed Gene Transfer (SDGT)
Laboratory of Cellular and Molecular Regulation

Chief
Section on Molecular Neuroscience
Laboratory of Cellular and Molecular Regulation

Chief
Section on Neuroanatomy
Laboratory of Systems Neuroscience

Chief
Section on Brain Imaging
Child Psychiatry Branch

Chief
Section on Neurobiology of Fear and Anxiety

Chief
Section on Functional Neuroanatomy (SFN)
Laboratory of Cellular and Molecular Regulation

Chief
Section on PET Neuroimaging Sciences
Molecular Imaging Branch (MIB)

Chief
Section on Neurobiology
Laboratory of Molecular Biology

Chief
Section on Bipolar Spectrum Disorders (SBSD)
Emotion and Development Branch (E & D)

Chief
Unit on Cognitive Neurophysiology and Imaging
Laboratory of Neuropsychology

Chief
Unit on Synapse Development Plasticity
Clinical Brain Disorders Branch

Chief
Section on Cognitive Neuropsychology
Laboratory of Brain and Cognition

Chief
Genetic Basis of Mood and Anxiety Disorders Section
Human Genetics Branch

Chief
Section on Developmental Genetic Epidemiology
Genetic Epidemiology Research Branch (GEB)

Chief
Section on Cognitive Neuroscience
Laboratory of Neuropsychology

Chief
Section on Neurobiology of Learning and Memory
Laboratory of Neuropsychology

Chief
Section on PET Radiopharmaceutical Sciences
Molecular Imaging Branch (MIB)

Chief
Emotion and Development Branch (E & D)

Chief
Section on Critical Brain Dynamics
Laboratory of Systems Neuroscience

Chief
Section on Childhood Neuropsychiatric Disorders
Child Psychiatry Branch

Chief
Section on Neural Coding and Computation
Laboratory of Neuropsychology

Chief
Behavioral Endocrinology Branch

Chief
Section on Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy
Molecular Imaging Branch (MIB)


Pediatrics and Developmental Neuroscience Branch (PDNB)

Chief
Section on Neurocircuitry
Laboratory of Brain and Cognition

Chief
Section on Fundamental Neuroscience

Chief
Unit on Neural Circuits and Adaptive Behaviors
Clinical Brain Disorders Branch

Chief
Section on Neural Function
Laboratory of Molecular Biology

Chief
Unit on Statistical Genomics

Chief
Section on Neural Gene Expression (SNGE)
Laboratory of Cellular and Molecular Regulation

Chief
Experimental Therapeutics & Pathophysiology Branch (ETPB) and Section on the Neurobiology and Treatment of Mood Disorders