Members of the Taylor Family Institiute for Innovative Psychiatric Research possess unique expertise in:
- medicinal and structural chemistry
- molecular biochemistry and target identification
- ion channel biophysics and molecular biology
- cellular and synaptic physiology
- behavioral testing and animal models of illness
The core members of the Taylor Family Institute for Innovative Psychiatric Research have long-standing and productive histories of effective collaboration. They bring a hierarchical and complementary set of skills and interests that span the spectrum from medicinal chemistry to animal behavior. They are recognized internationally for their work on neurosteroids and their studies have provided unique insights into how neurosteroids target their sites of actions and modulate neuronal function and anesthesia.
Multidisciplinary research between both basic and clinical scientists at Washington University is at the core of the Taylor Family Institute for Innovative Psychiatric Research, and relevant research collaborations extend well beyond the core members of the Institute.