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Department of Psychiatry Faculty

Photo: Stanley J. Watson, M.D., Ph.D.

Stanley J. Watson, M.D., Ph.D.

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Primary Programs/Services:
Molecular and Behavioral Neurosciences Institute


  • Stanford University
  • Tulane Medical School
  • University of Iowa

Research Interest:

  • Mood, anxiety
  • Stress, pain
  • Depression & schizophrenia
  • Motivational circuits

Academic Appointment:

  • Professor of Psychiatry, Medical School
  • Co-Director and Senior Research Scientist, Molecular and Behavioral Neurosciences Institute

Recent or Representative Publications:

  • Lopez, J.F., Akil, H. and Watson, S.J.: Role of biological and psychological factors in early development and their impact on adult life: Neural circuits mediating stress. Biol. Psychiatry, 46:1461-1471, 1999.
  • Bagnol, D., Lu, X-Y, Kaelin, C.B., Day, H.E.W., Ollman, M., Gantz, I, Akil, H., Barsch, G.S. and Watson, S.J.: Anatomy of an endogenous antagonist: Relationship between agouti-related protein and proopiomelanocortinin brain. J. Neurosci. 19(18):RC26:1-7, 1999.
  • Lopez-Figueroa, M.O., Day, H.E.W., Lee, S., Rivier, C., Akil, H., and Watson, S.J.: Temporal and anatomical distribution of nitric oxide synthase mRNA expression and nitric oxide production during central nervous system inflammation. J. Brain. Res., In press.
  • Richardson-Burns, S.M., Haroutunian, V., Davis, K.L., Watson, S.J. and Meador-Woodruff, J.H.: Metabotropic glutamate receptor mRNA expression in the schizophrenic thalamus. Biol. Psychiatry, in press.

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