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Department of Psychiatry Faculty

Photo: Marta Pecina Iturbe (Adjunct), M.D., Ph.D.

Marta Pecina Iturbe (Adjunct), M.D., Ph.D.

Contact Information


Primary Programs/Services:
Molecular and Behavioral Neurosciences Institute


  • Post Doctoral Fellowship, Molecular and Behavioral Neuroscience Institute, University of Michigan
  • Residency in Psychiatry, University Clinic of Navarrra, Spain
  • MD, PhD, University of Navarra, Spain

Clinical Interest:

  • Affective Disorders
  • Neurostimulation Techniques

Research Interest:

  • Imaging Genetics in Psychiatry
  • Neurobiology of affective disorders: stress and reward endophenotypes
  • Neurobiology of treatment response and placebo effects in affective disorders
  • Resistant depression and neurostimulation techniques

Academic Appointment:

  • Adjunct Research Assistant Professor

Recent or Representative Publications:

  • Mickey BJ, Zhou Z, Heitzeg MM, Heinz E, Hodgkinson CA, Hsu DT, Langenecker SA, Love TM, Peciña M, Shafir T, Stohler CS, Goldman D, Zubieta JK (2011). Emotion processing, major depression, and functional genetic variation of neuropeptide Y. Arch Gen Psychiatry 68:158-166.
  • Peciña M, Mickey BJ, Love T, Wang H, Langenecker SA, Hodgkinson C, Shen PH, Villafuerte S, Hsu D, Weisenbach SL, Stohler CS, Goldman D, Zubieta JK (2012). DRD2 polymorphisms modulate reward and emotion processing, dopamine neurotransmission and openness to experience. Cortex. [Epub ahead of print]
  • Peciña M, Stholer C., Zubieta JK (2012). Role of µ-Opioid System in the Formation of Memory of Placebo Responses. Mol Psychiatry. 2012 Mar 20. doi: 10.1038/mp.2012.16. [Epub ahead of print].
  • Peciña M, Azhar H, Love TM, Lu T, Barbara L. Fredrickson, Stohler CS, Zubieta JK (In press). Traits Associated with Placebo Analgesic Responses and Intermediate Endophenotypes. Neuropsychopharmacology.