Department of Psychiatry

Penn Behavioral Health

Current Members


Senior Research Associates

Yuling Liang MD

Yuling Liang MD
liangy@bbl.med.upenn.edu

Project: Long-term effects of adolescent ketamine abuse on neuronal and glial markers, using immunohistochemistry, in-situ hybridization and stereology



Post-Doctoral Fellows

Sean McBride, MD, PhD

Sean McBride, MD, PhD

Prior to joining the TNP, Sean made important discoveries related therapeutic candidates for rare genetic disorders such as Fragile X syndrome.  His work as a PhD student and Resident in Psychiatry laid much of the critical pathway for current clinical studies pursuing mGluR5 antagonists for a variety of conditions related to autism spectrum disorders.  His work as a Fellow in the TNP is supported by a Behavioral Pharmacology T32 (Irwin Lucki, Ph.D., P.I.) and focuses on mouse and fly (in collaboration with Thomas Jongens, Ph.D.) models of Fragile X and other developmental disorders.  Addtionally, he continues to treat patients in both the Developmental Disorders Clinic and Penn Memory Center.



Graduate Students

Ankit Jain

Ankit Jain
MD/PhD Candidate
ankj@mail.med.upenn.edu

Primary Mentor - Rita Balice Gordon, PhD


Olya Melnychenko

Olya Melnychenko



Undergraduate Students
Research Assistants/Independent Study/University Scholars

Katelyn Ward

Katelyn Ward
Biological Basis of Behavior

University of Pennsylvania 
Class of 2016


Jakyung (Jaicey) Bang

Jakyung (Jaicey) Bang

University of Pennsylvania
Class of 2017


Melissa Naschek

Melissa Naschek


Jihee (Andrea Nam)

Jihee (Andrea Nam)


Austin Du

Austin Du


Jordan Buie

Jordan Buie


Katarina Pance

Katarina Pance


Rebecca Zhang

Rebecca Zhang

University of Pennsylvania
Class of 2017



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