Neurodevelopment and Psychosis Research Training Program

The focus of the Neurodevelopment and Psychosis Research Training Program is to integrate basic and clinical neuroscience research in a cohesive effort to elucidate neural substrates of psychosis. Converging multidisciplinary approaches by collaborating laboratories at the University of Pennsylvania aim to contribute a new understanding of the symptoms, pathophysiology and etiology of psychosis. 

Research opportunities in animals and humans include the integration of neurobehavioral measures - cognition, emotion, olfaction - with neuroimaging, electrophysiological, cellular and molecular neuropathological measures.  Genetic paradigms are pursued in examining endophenotypic markers and relevant disorders.  A developmental perspective is an emphasis in human and animal studies.   Trainees benefit from the rich and stimulating academic environment at Penn in pursuing innovative research in preparation for an academic career.


Eligibility for a postdoctoral appointment on a NIH Training Grant requires an advanced degree (M.D., Ph.D. or equivalent).  An applicant must certify that they have received their degree before the appointment is processed and must be a U.S. citizen, non-citizen national of the U.S., or a lawful permanent resident.

Applicants who are considered an underrepresented minority, individuals with disabilities and individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds are encouraged to apply.   For more information on the NIH policies regarding Recruitment and Retention Plan to Enhance Diversity please click the following link:


Mr. Stace Moore
University of Pennsylvania
Department of Psychiatry – Neurodevelopment & Psychosis Section
10 Gates Pavilion - HUP
3400 Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104-4283
Phone: (215) 615-3606
Fax: (215) 662-7903

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