Dr. Sachin Patelstudies the response of endocannabinoid signaling to stress, with the goal of better understanding the pathophysiology of stress-related neuropsychiatric disorders including depression, addiction and post- traumatic stress disorder.
Dr. Sachin Patelstudies the response of endocannabinoid signaling to stress, with the goal of better understanding the pathophysiology of stress-related neuropsychiatric disorders including depression, addiction and post- traumatic stress disorder.

NASHVILLE, TENNESSEEN (TIP): Three Vanderbilt University neuroscientists including an Indian American are on the forefront of research in autism, addiction and Alzheimer’s disease and will discuss their cutting-edge investigations during the next Flexner Discovery Lecture on Thursday, Nov. 3 as per media reports.

Dr. Sachin Patel, M.D., Ph.D. is Professor of Psychiatry and director of the Division of Addiction Psychiatry who along with Laura Dugan, M.D. & Mark Wallace, Ph.D. will present their discussion titled “Translational Neuroscience Research at Vanderbilt: Mechanisms and Targets for Brain Disorders.”

The Flexner Discovery Lecture Series were launched by Vanderbilt University Medical Center and featured some of the world’s most eminent scientists, who speak on the highest-impact research and policy issues in science and medicine.

Patel, a 2016 recipient of a Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers, studies the response of endocannabinoid signaling to stress, with the goal of better understanding the pathophysiology of stress-related neuropsychiatric disorders including depression, addiction and post-traumatic stress disorder.

For a complete schedule of the Flexner Discovery Lecture series and archived video of previous lectures, go to www.mc.vanderbilt.edu/discoveryseries.