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Heather Ryan Pankow
Life Science Rsch Prof 2, Psych/General Psychiatry and Psychology (Adult)
BioHeather graduated with a BS in Microbiology with an emphasis in Biotechnology from Florida Atlantic University. She is a Life Science Research Professional that joined the Department of Psychiatry in 2000, exploring genetic markers in antidepressant treatment and smoking cessation, gene expression in Alzheimer’s disease transgenic mouse models, cytokine expression in primary microglia and microglial-hippocampal organotypic co-cultures, and organizing a database of mood disorders subjects across labs to facilitate collaboration. She is currently focused on clinical research, working with the human side of the DNA she previously studied, and contributing to the advance of treatment options for depression and other mood disorders.