Welcome to PALS!

The Psychopathology and Allostatic load across the Life Span (PALS) network is a network of international academic centers that have come together to transform windows of vulnerability to mental and physical disorders into windows of neuroscientific advancement with diagnostic and therapeutic implications.


To view the full mission statement, click here. To learn more about the aims and goals of PALS, the different academic sites, and current events and projects, please explore the tabs located in the sidebar.

Recent Publications

January 2019 - Starting off the new year with congratulations to Dr. Nasca et al for their article in Experimental Neurology on "Childhood trauma and insulin resistance in patients suffering from depressive disorders."


Click here to see the accepted manuscript. Stay tuned for the final version!


November 2018 - Congratulations to Drs. Frangou, Felice, Rasgon, McIntyre, and McEwen for "Expression of dopamine signaling genes in the post-mortem brain of individuals with mental illnesses is moderated by body mass index and mediated by insulin signaling genes" which was published in the Journal of Psychiatric Research. 


Fig.1 (right) Gene Expression in the Dorsolateral Prefrontal Cortex

Mean standardized expression values of insulin and dopamine signaling genes in the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex, according to group (HC vs MI) and BMI.


Click here to read the full paper!


July 2018: Dr. McIntosh is fundraising for MQ, a British charity that supports research both in the US and the UK. Please help him reach his fundraising target by donating at this link

Recent Events:

August 2018: We are excited to announce that, under Dr. Nemeroff's leadership, Dell Med is launching the Institute for Early Life Adversity Research as part of the Mulva Clinic for the Neurosciences.

Meet the Members!

Core Academic Centers

Affiliate Academic Centers

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