According to the World Health Organization, neuropsychiatric disorders account for 20% of the global burden of illness-related disability, and all represent complex disorders of brain function. These complex brain disorders include depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety disorders, schizophrenia, substance abuse disorders, developmental disorders such as autism, and neurodegenerative disorders such as Alzheimer dementia.  Our group is focusing on psychiatric illnesses, such as schizophrenia and depression. We apply different tools (e.g., brain imaging, genetics, neuropsychopharmacology, neurophysiology and animal model of behavioural phenotyping) in understanding of etiology and pathophysiology of the illnesses.

Synaptic localization of susceptibility genes
A custom startle apparatus based on mechanical (tap) stimuli was designed to assess startle habituation in the schizophrenia model of larval zebrafish

Team members:

  1. Dr. Tang Pek Yee (Leader)
  2. ChM. Ts. Dr. Tee Shiau Foon
  3. Dr. Mok Siew Ying
  4. Dr Lee Poh Foong
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