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


Contact Info

845/398-5427
Helen.Scharfman@nyumc.org

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