Calendar of Event
 Event Title: The Serotonin 1A Receptors in Mood Disorders
 Date: 3/19/2010      Time: 11:00am -- 12:30pm
Place: New York State Psychiatric Institute - 1051 Riverside Drive - 1st Flr Auditorium - NYC 10032

Speaker: Ramin V. Parsey, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Clinical Psychiatry
Columbia University


Ramin V. Parsey M.D. Ph.D. is an Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Columbia University and the Director of the Brain Imaging Core of the Silvio O. Conte Center for the Neurobiology of Mental Disorders, at the New York State Psychiatric Institute, Department of Molecular Imaging and Neuropathology. His areas of expertise include magnetic resonance imaging and positron emission tomography (PET) studies in mood disorders.

Dr. Parsey graduated from the University of Maryland with a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry. He received his M.D. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Maryland. His Ph.D. was from the Department of Biophysics on a project where he studied the electrophysiological alterations of calcium channels in pancreatic beta cells. He completed his residency in Psychiatry at Duke University Medical Center and a fellowship in Affective Disorders at Columbia University.

Dr. Parsey is the principal investigator of two National Alliance for Research in Schizophrenia and Affective Disorders grants and a National Institute of Health research training grant. He is a mentor for an American Foundation of Suicide Prevention grant. He is also a co-investigator on four other NIMH-funded research studies examining the neurobiology of affective disorders and suicidal behavior and development of novel radiotracers for PET imaging.

Dr. Parsey also supervises and teaches a course on the neurocircuitry of psychiatric disorders to fellows and medical students at Columbia University. He is a peer reviewer for various psychiatric journals and grant proposals submitted to the NIMH. He has authored or co-authored over 50 articles and chapters.