Translational Neuroscience Program

The overall objective of the Translational Neuroscience Program (TNP), directed by David A. Lewis, MD, is to understand the neurobiological basis for complex human cognitive and emotional functions, and the manner in which alterations in the brain give rise to the types of disturbances in these functions that characterize psychiatric disorders. Disorders of particular interest include schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, major depressive disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, addiction, and Alzheimer’s disease with psychosis.

The Brain & Behavior Research Foundation

The Brain & Behavior Research Foundation is committed to alleviating the suffering caused by mental illness by awarding grants that will lead to advances and breakthroughs in scientific research. 100% of every dollar donated for research is invested in our research grants. Our operating expenses are covered by separate foundation grants and more than 5,100 scientists in more than 560 institutions around the world have received our Grants.

Society for Research on Biological Rhythms (SRBR)

The Society for Research on Biological Rhythms (SRBR) is dedicated to advancing rigorous, peer-reviewed science and evidence-based policies related to sleep and circadian biology.

American College of Neuropsychopharmacology 

Our goals in research are to offer investigators the opportunity for cross-disciplinary communication, and to promote the application of various neuroscientific disciplines to the study of all forms of mental illness and their treatment. Our educational goals are to encourage young scientists to enter research careers in neuropsychopharmacology and to develop and provide accurate information about psychiatric disorders and treatment.

Center for Adolescent Reward, Rhythms, and Sleep CARRS)

The Center for Adolescent Rewards, Rhythms, and Sleep (CARRS) brings together experts in translational sleep and addiction research to create a program focused on determining the circadian and sleep mechanisms influencing adolescent substance use vulnerability.

The Milken Institute

The Milken Institute is an organization determined to help support research efforts that strive to identify better treatments for Bipolar disorder. As a severely underfunded field of study, they work alongside donors to “unlock the barriers that have stifled progress for far too long”.

A Nature Article that Dr. McClung was featured/quoted in.