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Department of Psychiatry Faculty

Photo: David T. Hsu, Ph.D.

David T. Hsu, Ph.D.

Contact Information


Primary Programs/Services:
Molecular and Behavioral Neurosciences Institute


  • Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine, Postdoctoral Fellow, Anatomy and Neurobiology (2002-2006)
  • Rutgers University, B.A., Biology, Psychology (1991-1995)
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison, Ph.D., Biological Psychology (1995-2002)

Research Interest:

  • Neuroimaging of mood and anxiety disorders (fMRI, PET)
  • Neurobiology of stress in the context of social environments
  • Neuroanatomical pathways for emotional responses to stress

Academic Appointment:

  • Research Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry

Recent or Representative Publications:

  • Hsu DT, Langenecker SA, Kennedy SE, Zubieta JK, Heitzeg MM. 2010. FMRI BOLD responses to negative stimuli in the prefrontal cortex are dependent on levels of recent negative life stress in major depressive disorder. Psychiatry Research: Neuroimaging, 183: 202-208.
  • Hsu DT, Price JL. 2009. The paraventricular thalamic nucleus: subcortical connections and innervation by serotonin, orexin, and corticotropin-releasing hormone in macaque monkeys. The Journal of Comparative Neurology, 512: 825-848.
  • Hsu DT, Price JL. 2007. Midline and intralaminar thalamic connections with the orbital and medial prefrontal networks in macaque monkeys. The Journal of Comparative Neurology, 504: 89-111.
  • Hsu DT, Lombardo KA, Bakshi VP, Balachandran JS, Roseboom PH, Kalin NH. 2001. Acute stress-induced increases in thalamic CRH mRNA are blocked by repeated stress exposure. Brain Research, 915: 18-24.