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.
February 2020 - A new paper by Drs. Robakis, Rasgon, and Watson entitled "Epigenetic signatures of attachment insecurity and childhood adversity provide evidence for role transition in the pathogenesis of perinatal depression" is now available online in Translational Psychiatry.
Click here to read the full article.
January 2020 -
"Dr. Bruce McEwen, whose work transformed our understanding of how the brain changes throughout life, died on January 2 at the age of 81. Best known for his studies on how stress hormones reshape neural circuits and brain structures, McEwen's work has profound implications for public healh, impacting conditions from normal aging to neurodegenerative disease, depression, and PTSD."
Click here to read Rockefeller University's tribute to the great scientist and mentor.
March 2020: Check out Belongg, a community platform that brings discrimination-free services to people who face bias because of their gender, sexuality, caste, religion, or ability.
May 2020: Please join members of PALS at the Stress Neurobiology Workshop at the University of South Carolina. Keynote speakers will be Dr. Kerry Ressler and Dr. Seema Bhatnagar. Topics of discussion will include 1) stress at the synapse, 2) stress and the HPA axis, 3) stress and autonomic function, and 4) stress resilience across the lifespan. Click here for more information.