Recent Resident Awards, Publications and Presentations


Zhubi A, Chen Y, Dong E, Cook EH, Guidotti A, Grayson DR. Increased binding of MeCP2 to the GAD1 and RELN promoters may be mediated by an enrichment of 5-hmC in autism spectrum disorder (ASD) cerebellum. Translational Psychiatry (2014) 4, e349; Published online 21 January 2014

Tadayonnejad R, Ajilore O. Brain Network Dysfunction in Late-Life Depression: A Literature Review.J Geriatr Psychiatry Neurol. 2013 Dec 30. [Epub ahead of print]

Christina Floreani, American Psychiatric Association Research Colloquium for Junior Investigators

Reza Tadayon-Nejad, American Psychiatric Association Research Colloquium for Junior Investigators

Tushar Advani, American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry Resident Travel Scholarship

Reza Tadayon-Nejad, Society of Biological Psychiatry Chairman’s Choice Award


Tadayonnejad, R , Kumar, A , Ajilore, O. Functional connectivity alterations in unmedicated late-life Depression. Society of Biological Psychiatry annual meeting, San Francisco, 2013

Tadayonnejad, R, Gomoll, BP., May, A, Bahr Hosseini, M, Caserta, Maria. Delusional Perception and Tilted Vision in a Patient with Confirmed Neurosarcoidosis. American Neuropsychiatric Association annual meeting, Boston, 2013

Zhubi, A. Epigenetics of Autism Spectrum Disorder, Albanian-American Medical Society (AAMC) meeting ,Washington DC March 2013

Zhubi A. Epigenetic mechanisms regulate RELN and GAD67 expression in Autism Spectrum Disorder. American Psychiatric Association (APA) meeting, San Francisco, May 2013

Zhubi A. Increased binding of MeCP2 to RELN and GAD1 regulatory regions may be mediated by increases in 5-hmC in the promoter regions of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) post-mortem brain samples. Society for Neuroscience (SFN) meeting, San Diego November 2013

Davielle Lakind, Darshan Patel, Marc Atkins, Mark Eddy Mentoring Relationship in Context: Perceptions and Experiences of Paid Mentors. Presented at SCRA 2013 Biennial Conference

Kelley Volpe, American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Educational Outreach Award

Reza Tadayon-Nejad, National Network of Depression Centers Travel Award

Adrian Zhubi, Ying Chen, Erbo Dong, Edwin H Cook, Alessandro Guidotti, Dennis R. Grayson. Increased binding of MeCP2 to the GAD1 and RELN promoters may be mediated by an enrichment of 5-hmC in autism spectrum disorder (ASD) cerebellum, Best Poster for Basic Sciences, 4th Annual Department of Psychiatry Research Forum

Joshua J. Rodgers,Michael J. Schrift.Case Report: Reversible malignant catatonia as part of the presenting clinical syndrome of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and behavioral variant frontotemporal dementia due to TDP-43 positive frontotemporal lobar degeneration, Best Poster for Clinical Sciences, 4th Annual Department of Psychiatry Research Forum

Matthew Dominguez, Dr. David Monash/John Caldwell Scott Residency Scholarship NATIONAL MEDICAL FELLOWS, INC


Burke TF, Advani T, Adachi M, Monteggia LM, Hensler JG.  Sensitivity of hippocampal 5-HT1A receptors to mild stress in BDNF-deficient mice. Int J Neuropsychopharmacol. 2012 May 10:1-15. [Epub ahead of print]

Hensler JG, Advani T, Burke TF, Cheng K, Rice KC, Koek W.  GABAB receptor-positive modulators: brain region-dependent effects.  J Pharmacol Exp Ther. 2012 Jan;340(1):19-26. Epub 2011 Sep 27.

Heilman KJ, Connolly SD, Padilla WO, Wrzosek MI, Graczyk PA, Porges SW.  Sluggish vagal brake reactivity to physical exercise challenge in children with selective mutism.  Dev Psychopathol. 2012 Feb;24(1):241-50.

Darhsan Patel. Enhancing Urban Early Career Teachers’ Effectiveness and Connectedness: A Mixed Method Study to the American Educational Research Journal

Shernoff, E.S., Jakobsons, L., Lakind, D., Gabel, S., Patel, D.A., & Cole, K. (2012, May).The role of coaching in supporting early career teachers in urban schools. Paper symposium at the Annual Conference of the Society for Prevention Research. Washington, DC.



Mayanil T, Wegbreit E, Fitzgerald J, Pavuluri M.  Emerging biosignature of brain function and intervention in pediatric bipolar disorder. Minerva Pediatr. 2011 Jun;63(3):183-200.

Maloku E, Kadriu B, Zhubi A, Dong E, Pibiri F, Satta R, Guidotti A.  Selective α4β2 nicotinic acetylcholine receptor agonists target epigenetic mechanisms in cortical GABAergic neurons.  Neuropsychopharmacology. 2011 Jun;36(7):1366-74. Epub 2011 Mar 2.

Engbers JD, Anderson D, Tadayonnejad R, Mehaffey WH, Molineux ML, Turner RW.  Distinct roles for I(T) and I(H) in controlling the frequency and timing of rebound spike responses.  J Physiol. 2011 Nov 15;589(Pt 22):5391-413. Epub 2011 Oct 3.



Smith RC, Zhubi A, Maloku E, Sershen H, Lajtha A, Davis JM, Costa E, Guidotti A.  Varenicline treatment decreases DNMT1 mRNA expression in lymphocytes of schizophrenic patients who are cigarette smokers.  Schizophr Res. 2010 Jun;119(1-3):269-70. Epub 2010 Mar 23. No abstract available.

Seillier A, Advani T, Cassano T, Hensler JG, Giuffrida A. Inhibition of fatty-acid amide hydrolase and CB1 receptor antagonism differentially affect behavioural responses in normal and PCP-treated rats. Int J Neuropsychopharmacol. 2010 Apr;13(3):373-86.

Blend MJ, Rohany M, Jones-Martinez N, De Leon OA. Case study of Tc-99m HMPAO brain SPECT imaging in a patient with hepatic encephalopathy and carotid artery stenosis. Clin Nucl Med. 2010 May;35(5):317-20.

Ghadiali N, Gupta R, Lopez R, Wrzosek M (publication date- Sept 2010). Women's Health Case Studies. Eds: Marjorie Jenkins, McGraw-Hill.

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