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Mark Rasenick, Ph. D.

Distinguished Professor, Departments of Physiology & Biophysics and Psychiatry, College of Medicine

Director, Biomedical Neuroscience Training Program

e-mail:  raz@uic.edu

INTERESTS:Dr. Rasenick’s work has focused on G protein signaling in the nervous system and the relationship of neurotransmitter activation to rapid modification of the cytoskeleton.  He has been particularly interested in how G proteins and the cytoskeleton work in concert to modify synaptic shape and to form a molecular basis for depression and the action of antidepressant drugs.  The most recent work from his group suggests the possibility of a simple blood test indicating depression and therapeutic response to antidepressant therapy.

Social Networks: Mark Rasenick Departmental Page

TITLE CONFERENCE:

The neurobiology of depression and antidepressant action.