Colvin Prize for Outstanding Achievement in Mood Disorders Research
Colleen McClung, PhD

November 15, 2021

We are delighted to congratulate Colleen McClung, PhD (Professor of Psychiatry and Clinical and Translational Science) on her receipt of the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation (BBRF) Colvin Prize for Outstanding Achievement in Mood Disorders Research. Dr. McClung is a world-renowned leader in the study of circadian rhythms in the development and progression of psychiatric disorders. Using rodent models, she has uncovered some of the many ways in which proteins that make up the circadian clock are directly involved in the regulation of mood, reward, novelty seeking and anxiety. She also employs human postmortem tissue to measure changes in molecular rhythms in subjects with psychiatric disorders in specific brain regions. Dr. McClung has been continuously funded by the NIH for more than 20 years and recently became the director of the NIDA funded Center for Adolescent Reward, Rhythms and Sleep (CARRS). She has been actively associated with the Brain & Behavior Foundation for many years as the recipient of two NARSAD Young Investigator Awards and a NARSAD Independent Investigator Award, and as a member of the BBRF Scientific Council.

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