2013: 1st Annual Molecular Psychiatry Meeting

The 1st Annual Molecular Psychiatry Meeting
San Francisco California, November 8th-10th, 2013


Registration Cost

$325 for investigators
$175 for students

Costs of registration includes a one year membership to the Molecular Psychiatry Association.


Hyatt Regency in the Embarcadero
5 Embarcadero Center
(415) 788-1234

Note only a limited number of rooms are available at the Hyatt for a reduced rate which will sell before October 11th.   You may also want to check nearby hotels using web based travel sites.  To search, use the Hyatt Embarcadero address, 5 Embarcadero Center.   A number of hotels will offer rates less than that of the Hyatt.

2013 Meeting Times

Friday, November 8th
8:00AM to 6:00 PM

Saturday, November 9th
8:00 AM to 6:00 PM

Sunday, November 10th
8:00 AM to 6:00 PM

2013 Meeting Schedule

View Here

Plenary Speakers:

Rob Malenka, Stanford
Louis Ptacek, UCSF
Thomas Lehner, National Institute of Mental Health

Roster of Sessions:

  • Imaging Studies for Schizophrenia
  • Imaging Studies for Autism
  • Neural Stem Cell Research
  • Biomarkers for Mood Disorders
  • Biomarkers for Schizophrenia
  • Pathways in Bipolar Disorders
  • Neurobiological Studies
  • Glutamate and Psychiatric Diseases
  • Gene Expression Data
  • Animal Models for Studying Biological Mechanisms Implicated in Psychiatric Disorders
  • Genetics of Schizophrenia
  • Genetics of Mood Disorders
  • Genetics of Childhood Diseases: OCD and Tourette’s
  • Genetics of Autism
  • Genetics of Drug Abuse
  • Pharmacogenetics
  • Epigenetics
  • Viruses and Psychiatric Disease


Organizing Committee

  • Aiden Corvin, Trinity College
  • Akira Sawa, John Hopkins
  • Andres Buonanno, NIH
  • Anil Malhotra, Hofstra School of Medicine
  • Bob Yolken, Johns Hopkins
  • Carol Mathews, UCSF
  • Cathy Barr, University of Toronto
  • Chris Ross, Johns Hopkins
  • Dan Geschwind, UCLA
  • Daniel Weinberger, Lieber Institute
  • David Glahn, Yale
  • David Goldman, NIDA
  • Jair Soares, University of Texas Medical School, Houston
  • Jim Kennedy, University of Toronto
  • Joel Gelernter, Yale
  • John Kelsoe, UCSD
  • John Krystal, Yale
  • Julio Licinio, South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute and Flinders University
  • Mark von Zastrow, UCSF
  • Martin Schalling, Karolinska Institutet
  • Matt State, UCSF
  • Mick O’Donovan, Cardiff
  • Mike Gill, Trinity College
  • Nicholas Schork, Scripps Institute
  • Pablo Gejman, University of Chicago and NorthShore University Health System
  • Peter Penzes, Northwestern
  • Rob Malenka, Stanford
  • Sam Barondes, UCSF
  • Steve Dager, University of Washington
  • Trevor Young, University of Toronto
  • Vikaas Sohal, UCSF
  • William Byerley, UCSF

The 2013 Molecular Psychiatry meeting is supported in part by generous contributions from the Department of Psychiatry at UCSD, the University of Southern California and Wiley.