SUNY Upstate Researcher Recognized for Work in Schizophrenia
Upstate Medical University Professor Stephen Glatt, Ph.D., received the Sidney R. Baer Jr. Prize for Schizophrenia Research from NARSAD in recognition of his work to establish schizophrenia biomarkers that will help doctors identify schizophrenia, intervene earlier for improved treatment and eventually prevent the illness from occurring.
In addition to his faculty appointment, Glatt serves as associate director of the Medical Genetics Research Center and director of the Psychiatric Genetic Epidemiology and Neurobiology Laboratory at Upstate.
In research centered on the genetic and environmental contributors to major mental illnesses, Glatt is examining candidate genes and conducting genome-wide studies. He is seeking causes and biomarkers that will facilitate earlier identification, intervention and prevention of schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, autism, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder and substance abuse. His research has been funded with two NARSAD Young Investigator awards.
The Baer prize is given annually to recognize accomplishments in schizophrenia research.