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Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Psychiatry Grand Rounds Speaker


     John Neumaier, MD, PhD


John F. Neumaier, M.D., Ph.D. received his B.A. from Reed College and then completed his medical and doctoral degrees at the University of Washington.  After completing his residency in Psychiatry at the University of Washington, he joined their faculty as an Assistant Professor in 1994, and practices at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle.  He became Professor in 2008 and holds an adjunct appointment in Pharmacology.  His clinical interests include psychopharmacology of affective and anxiety disorders, ECT, and repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation.  He is the Head of the Division of Psychiatric Neurosciences for the Department of Psychiatry.  He also directs the Molecular Neuroscience laboratory at Harborview where his lab studies the role of serotonin receptors in modulating stress and addiction behaviors using a combination of molecular and behavioral strategies in rodent models. He lives with his wife and two kids in Seattle.

       At the completion of this session, the participant should be able to:
       1) Identify new strategies for controlling the activity of specific brain regions using newly
    developed "neoceptors"
2) Identify the contribution of direct and indirect pathways to drug sensitization

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