Helen E. Scharfman

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Helen Scharfman

Professor, Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Professor, Department of Neuroscience and Physiology
Professor, Department of Psychiatry

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Research Interests

1. Hippocampus and parahippocampal areas, their role in normal function and their contribution to neurological disorders and mental illness. 2. Neurotrophins (BDNF)and neuronal plasticity 3. Neurogenesis in the dentate gyrus 3. Mechanisms controlling neuronal excitability; seizures; epilepsy. 4. Neuronal modulation by reproductive steroids 5. Brain and spinal cord injury; neuroprotection