Brent Asrican Receives NARSAD Young Investigator Award

Brent Asrican Receives NARSAD Young Investigator Award click to enlarge Dr. Brent Asrican, NARSD Young Investigator Award recipient

Congratulations to Brent Asrican, a Research Assistant Professor in the Song Lab, who has received a 2017 NARSAD Young Investigator Award from the Brain and Behavior Research Foundation!  The award will support his research on the dual role of neuropeptide/neurotransmitter signaling in neuropsychiatric circuit imbalances for two years.  

Learn more about the research that will be supported by the NARSAD grant by reading Brent's research abstract 

About the Brain and Behavior Research Foundation NARSAD Awards

The NARSAD Young Investigator Grant provides support for the most promising young scientists conducting neurobiological research. Two-year awards up to $70,000, or $35,000 per year are provided to enable promising investigators to either extend research fellowship training or begin careers as independent research faculty. Basic and/or clinical investigators are supported, but research must be relevant to serious brain and behavior disorders such as schizophrenia, mood disorders, anxiety disorders or child and adolescent mental illnesses.

NARSAD Grants are one of the highest distinctions in the field of mental health research. Many investigators go on to receive larger federal and private grants based on their NARSAD Grant projects.  No other organization outside of the federal government has funded the number of mental health research grants that the Foundation has—or been responsible for more breakthroughs in the field.

To learn more about NARSAD grant awards, visit their website here.