2016: 4th Annual Molecular Psychiatry Meeting


The 4th Annual Molecular Psychiatry Meeting
Maui, Hawaii October 6th to 9th, 2016

The 4th Annual Molecular Psychiatry Meeting that took place in Maui October 6th to 9th 2016. All researchers interested in learning about various molecular approaches to enhance understanding of psychiatric disease were invited to attend this open meeting.

Organizers:  Rob Malenka and Bill Byerley


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Poster Abstract Submission


Registration Cost

$600 for investigators before September 1st; $600 afterwards

$300 for students before September 1st; $300 afterwards

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


Hyatt Regency in Maui

200 Nohea Kai Dr, Lahaina, HI 96761
(808) 661-1234

Please note the Hyatt Hotel is sold out.   There are many nearby accommodations at rates similar to the Hyatt in the Kaanapali area.

Click here to visit the Hyatt Regency’s website and book

Plenary Speakers

  • Using Whole Genome Sequencing to Characterize the Developmental Trajectory of ASD Risk, Matt State, UCSF
  • Integrated Brainwide Structural and Functional Analysis, Karl Deisseroth, Stanford
  • Genetic and Single-Cell-Resolution Analyses of Brain and Schizophrenia, Steve McCarroll, Harvard


  • Modeling Neurodevelopment. Chair: Carrie Bearden, UCLA
  • Circuits Mediating Motivated Behaviors. Chair: Rob Malenka, Stanford
  • Genetic Insights into Autism: From Gene Regulation to Synapses. Chair: John Rubenstein, UCSF:
  • Neuroimaging Biomarkers in Mood Disorders. Chair: Kate Burdick, Mt Sinai
  • Molecular Approaches to Autism, FXS and Addiction. Chair: Lu Chen, Stanford
  • Cannabis Genetics. Chair: Joel Gelernter, Yale
  • Genetics of Mood Disorders. Chair: Nelson Freimer, UCLA
  • Sleep, Circadian Rhythms and Genetics in Psychiatric Disorders. Chair: Shaun Purcell, Mt Sinai
  • Neuropsychiatric Genetics of Childhood. Chair: Elise Robinson, Harvard
  • Omics and Systems Biology. Chair: Daniel Martins-de-Souza, University of Campinas
  • Biomarker of Treatment Response. Chair: Anil Malhotra, Zucker Hillside Hospital
  • Genetics of Sleep Disorders and Application to Psychiatry. Chair: Emmanuel Mignot, Stanford
  • Postmortem Brain Genomics in Psychiatric Disorders. Chair: Andrew Jaffe, Lieber Institute
  • Cellular Models for Neuropsychiatric Disorders. Chair: Sergiu P Pasca, Stanford
  • Inflammatory Signaling in Psychosis: Translation into Neuronal Signaling. Chair: Martin Schalling, Karolinska Institutet
  • Mitochondrial Dynamics and Function in Psychiatric Disorders. Chair: Ron Davis, Scripps
  • Cracking Neural Circuits in Motivated Behaviors. Chair: Kay Tye, MIT
  • Identification of Molecular Mechanisms and Neuronal Circuitry that Contribute to the Development and Treatment of Bipolar Disorder Through Studies of Animal Models. Chair: Colleen McClung, University of Pittsburg
  • Modeling Psychiatric Disease with Stem Cells.. Chair: Kristen Brennand, Mt. Sinai
  • Neuropeptides and Social Cognition: Animal Models to Patients with Social Deficit Disorder. Chair: Karen Parker, Stanford
  • Neurobiological Basis of Psychiatric Disorders. Chair: Brady Maher, Lieber Institute
  • Precision Medicine in Psychiatry. Chair: Bob Niculescu, Indiana University
  • Schizophrenia Genetics.  Chair: William Byerley, UCSF
  • Neurobiological Pathways in Bipolar Disorder.  Chair: John Nurnberger, Indiana University