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BSC Member - Lisa M. Monteggia, Ph.D.

Lisa M. Monteggia, Ph.D. is the Barlow Family Director of the Vanderbilt Brain Institute and Professor of Pharmacology, Psychiatry, and Psychology at Vanderbilt University. Previously, Dr. Monteggia held the Ginny and John Eulich Professorship in Autism Spectrum Disorders and was Professor of Neuroscience at UT Southwestern Medical Center. Her research program focuses on understanding the molecular and cellular basis of neural plasticity as it pertains to neuropsychiatric disorders with an emphasis on psychiatric and neurodevelopmental disorders. Dr. Monteggia has received a number of prestigious awards including the Daniel X. Freedman Award from NARSAD, the Rising Star Award from the International Mental Health Research Organization, and the Daniel H. Efron Award for outstanding basic/translational research by the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology. Dr. Monteggia is an elected Councilor for the Society for Neuroscience and previously served as a member of the National Institute of Health (NIH) Brain Initiative Working Group that reports to the NIH Director. Dr. Monteggia is a Senior Editor of Neuropsychopharmacology and a member of the editorial boards of eLife, Journal of Neuroscience, Journal of Biological Chemistry, Biological Psychiatry, and Hippocampus. She has served on grant review panels for the NIH as well as numerous scientific foundations and is a member of the Board of Directors of the International Rett Syndrome Foundation. Dr. Monteggia is actively involved in advocacy and outreach initiatives and has a sustained history in training and mentoring students.