Department of Psychiatry

Penn Behavioral Health

Welcome to the CNB

The CNB promotes interdisciplinary research in the basic neural and molecular mechanisms underlying complex behavior. The CNB consists of a confederation of individual laboratories located in the Translational Research Laboratories (TRL). Investigators search for genes that may predispose individuals to certain disorders, including mood and anxiety disorders, eating disorders (e.g., obesity), epilepsy, and schizophrenia. They also examine how anti-depressant, anti-anxiety, and anti-psychotic drugs work in the human body.