Brian P. Brennan, M.D., MMSc
About The Author:
Brian P. Brennan, M.D., is an assistant professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and is currently the Director of Medical Research at the Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Institute at McLean Hospital and the Associate Director of Translational Neuroscience Research in the Biological Psychiatry Laboratory at McLean Hospital. He received his medical degree from the Raymond and Ruth Perelman School of Medicine (formerly known as the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine) and completed residency training in the combined Massachusetts General Hospital/McLean Hospital Psychiatry Residency Training Program.
The overarching theme of Dr. Brennan’s research is the investigation of novel biological targets for the development of improved pharmacologic therapies for mood and anxiety disorders. Specifically, Dr. Brennan focuses on the use of neuroimaging as a means to better understand the mechanism of action of both standard and novel treatments for mood and anxiety disorders and to identify neurochemical and functional mediators of treatment response.
Dr. Brennan’s clinical and research work has led to grant funding from the National Institute of Mental Health, NARSAD, the Sidney R. Baer, Jr. Foundation, and the Stanley Medical Research Institute and receipt of the Outstanding Professional of the Year Award from the Boston Chapter of the Depression and Bipolar Disorder Support Alliance.
Carla Nasca, Ph.D., is a post-doctoral fellow of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention in the laboratory of Neuroendocrinology at the Rockefeller University, New York. Dr. Nasca received her B.A. in Molecular Biology and her M.S. in Electrophysiology from the University of Palermo in Italy. She earned her Ph.D. in Neurobiology and Pharmacology from the University Sapienza in Rome, Italy, before moving to The Rockefeller University under the mentorship of Dr. Bruce McEwen.