Multimodal neuroimaging of altered brain development in MIA models and schizophrenia

The goal of this proposed research is to provide information on alterations in brain development caused by maternal immune system activation (MIA) that may precede psychosis and to establish a common developmental neuropathology across mice, monkeys and humans to lead to clinically useful biomarkers for detecting individuals at high risk for schizophrenia and promote earlier prevention and more effective treatment.

UC Davis Conte Center, funded through a grant from the National Institute of Mental Health