Université de Bordeaux
BrainConf: Synaptic Plasticity27-30 September, 2022 - Bordeaux

Rob Malenka

Rob Malenka, Stanford University, USA


The role of serotonin in prosocial behaviors  


Dr. Malenka is the Pritzker Professor of Psychiatry and Deputy Director of the Wu Tsai Neurosciences Institute. After graduating from Harvard he received an M.D., Ph.D. from Stanford University.  He next completed residency training in psychiatry at Stanford and 4 years of postdoc at UCSF. In 1989, he was appointed Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Physiology at UCSF, at which he reached the rank of Full Professor in 1996. He returned to Stanford in 1999. He is an elected member of the National Academy of Sciences and the National Academy of Medicine as well as an elected fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology. He has served on the National Advisory Council on Drug Abuse and as a Councilor for the Society for Neuroscience and the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology. He has received numerous awards for his research contributions and is on the advisory boards of several non-profit foundations and biotechs. His laboratory continues to conduct research on the molecular mechanisms of neural communication as well as the role of circuit dysfunction in brain disorders including addiction, Alzheimer’s, autism, and depression.

Website: https://stanfordwho.stanford.edu/people/161615