Current Research

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

Core Expertise

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.

core expertise

The Investigators

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.

Douglas Covey, PhD
Douglas Covey, PhD
medicinal & structural chemistry
David Reichert, PhD
David Reichert, PhD
medicinal & structural chemistry
Alex Evers, MD
Alex Evers, MD
molecular biochemistry & target identification
Ziwei Chen, PhD
Ziwei Chen, PhD
molecular biochemistry & target identification
Joe Henry Steinbach, PhD
Joe Henry Steinbach, PhD
ion channel biophysics & molecular biology
Gustav Akk, PhD
Gustav Akk, PhD
ion channel biophysics & molecular biology
Steven Mennerick, PhD
Steven Mennerick, PhD
cellular & synaptic
physiology
Yukitoshi Izumi, MD, PhD
Yukitoshi Izumi, MD, PhD
cellular & synaptic
physiology
Charles Zorumski, MD
Charles Zorumski, MD
cellular & synaptic
physiology
David Wozniak, PhD
David Wozniak, PhD
behavioral testing & animal models of illness
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