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Transforming the understanding
and treatment of mental illnesses.

Section on Development and Affective Neuroscience (SDAN)

Section on Development and Affective Neuroscience: Meet the Team

Dr. Daniel Pine, MD

Dr. Daniel Pine, MD (he/him/his)

Dr. Pine moved to the NIH in 2000, after 10 years of training, teaching, and research at Columbia University. Since graduating from the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, Dr. Pine has been engaged continuously in research on pediatric mental disorders, as reflected in more than 600 peer-reviewed papers. Currently, his group examines the degree to which pediatric mood and anxiety disorders are associated with perturbed neural circuitry function. This work is designed to improve the diagnosis and treatment of these conditions. Dr. Pine entered medical school with the goal of becoming a pediatrician, and he has been devoted to improving children’s lives through health-related research for most of his life. He particularly enjoys working in multi-disciplinary teams where many members work together with children and their families. He is the former President of the Society of Biological Psychiatry, Chair of the FDA Psychopharmacology Advisory Committee, a member of the National Academy of Medicine, and an NIH Distinguished Investigator.

Current lab members

A photoshopped image of all the current SDAN lab members sitting at rows of student desks.

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