Research topic: Biomarkers of treatment response to psychopharmacological and psychological interventions in child and adolescent psychopathology.
Research methods: Children and adolescents suffering from depression and related psychopathology are assigned to treatments. Biomarkers are assayed prior, during and following treatment. Biomarkers include genetic (SNIPS such as SERT polymorphisms) immunologic markers such cytokines, epigenetic markers such as m-RNA and imaging markers such as DTI.
Main projects in the lab include:
- Biomarkers predicting response to SSRI therapy in children
- Predicting adverse outcomes of concussion in children