Elisabeth Binder wins grant of Brain & Behavior Research Foundation
The Brain & Behavior Research Foundation announced the awarding of its Distinguished Investigator Grants to 17 scientists conducting innovative projects in diverse areas of neurobiological and behavioral research. Recipients of the $100,000 one-year grants are seeking new potential targets for understanding and treating a wide range of neuropsychiatric disorders that affect one in five people, including depression, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), eating disorders, schizophrenia, and psychosis. Elisabeth B. Binder of the Max Planck Institute of Psychiatry, has focused her research on the molecular genetics of depression. She will look at prenatal adversity and how such adversity alters chemical tags on DNA called epigenetic marks, which in turn regulate the activity of genes.