Currently Awarded Seed Grants to UCLA Faculty (2010-present):

Title: “Proinflammatory Cytokines and Upstream Signaling in Early-Onset Bipolar Disorder”  
PI: David Miklowitz, PhD / Professor of Psychiatry in the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the UCLA Semel Institute
Co-Investigator(s): Michael Irwin, M.D., (Professor of Psychiatry & Biobehavioral Sciences, UCLA; Director, Cousins Center for Psychoneuroimmunology)
Danielle Keenan-Miller, Ph.D., (UCLA  Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry)
Michael Gitlin, M.D., (Professor of Clinical Psychiatry at the UCLA School of Medicine. He is currently the Director of the Adult Division and Director of the Mood Disorders Clinic at the UCLA Neuropsychiatric Hospital)

Title: “PNI and Brain Imaging Biomarkers of ECT Response in Major Depression” 
PI: Randall Espinoza, MD, MPH
/ Clinical Professor in the Division of Geriatric Psychiatry, Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences at the Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA) Co-Investigator(s): Katherine Narr, PhD (Assistant Professor, Department of Neurology, Geffen School of Medicine, UCLA)

Title: “Late Life Social Isolation, Sleep Disturbance and Telomerase Activity” 
PI: Teresa Seeman, PhD
/ Professor, Medicine, Epidemiology, UCLA)
Co-Investigator(s): Michael Irwin, M.D., (Professor of Psychiatry & Biobehavioral Sciences, UCLA; Director, Cousins Center for Psychoneuroimmunology
Judith Carroll, PhD (Post-doctoral fellow, Cousins Center for PNI, UCLA)

Title: “Complicated Grief and gene expression in human leukocytes”
PI: Mary-Frances O’Connor, PhD
/ Assistant Professor In-Residence, Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, UCLA
Co-Investigator(s): Steve Cole, PhD (Associate Professor, Hematology-Oncology, UCLA; Member, JCCC Signal Transduction and Therapeutics Program Area).

Title: “Predictors of inflammation in community sample of young adults: Stress, depression, and inflammatory risk genes” 
PI: Julienne Bower, PhD
/ Assistant Professor, Health Psychology and Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, UCLA
Co-Investigator(s): Constance Hammen, PhD (Distinguished Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, UCLA)
Patricia Brennan, PhD (Professor of Psychology, Emory University)
Jake Najman, PhD (School of Population Health, University of Queensland, Australia)
Steve Cole, PhD (Associate Professor, Hematology-Oncology, UCLA; Member, JCCC Signal Transduction and Therapeutics Program Area).

Title: “Neural and Immunological Mechanisms Linking Social Rejection and Depression” 
PI: Naomi Eisenberger, PhD /
Assistant Professor, UCLA Social Psychology
Co-Investigator(s): Michael Irwin, M.D. (Professor of Psychiatry & Biobehavioral Sciences, UCLA; Director, Cousins Center for Psychoneuroimmunology
Steve Cole, PhD (Associate Professor, Hematology-Oncology, UCLA; Member, JCCC Signal Transduction and Therapeutics Program Area).
Julienne Bower, PhD (Assistant Professor, Health Psychology and Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, UCLA)

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