Amelia J. Eisch:

Amelia J. Eisch

Amelia J. Eisch, Ph.D.
Associate Professor with Tenure
Department of Psychiatry
UT Southwestern Medical Center



Physical address: NC6.506E
Email address: amelia.eisch@utsouthwestern.edu
Classic mail address: 5323 Harry Hines Blvd., Dallas, TX 75390-9070
Express mail address: 2201 Inwood Rd., Dallas, TX 75390-9070
Office: (214) 648-5549


I joined the faculty of the Department of Psychiatry at UT Soutwestern  Medical Center after receiving my education at Yale University  (undergraduate and postdoctoral work) and the University of California  at Irvine (doctoral work).  If you want to know more about where I've  been and what I've done, please look at my Publications website or  download my CV.

My laboratory's current primary focus is on the neuroplasticity that  may underlie or accompany psychiatric disorders.  Specifically, I am  interested in how mediators of neuroplasticity in a developmental  context play a role in mediating neuroplasticity in the adult brain.   Inability of the brain to "adapt" may contribute to - or exacerbate -  myriad psychiatric and neurological disorders, such as addiction,  depression, or dementia. One mediator of neuroplasticity that we focus  on is adult hippocampal neurogenesis. We currently study adult  hippocampal neurogenesis with a variety of in vivo and in vitro  approaches (e.g. immunohistochemistry, stereology, confocal and 2- photon microscopy and 3D reconstruction, immunoblotting, PCR, cell  culture). We use many pharmacological and environmental stimuli to  manipulate neurogenesis (e.g. voluntary exercise, drug self- administration, social defeat stress) but we also have other more  sophisticated tools to do so (e.g. cranial irradiation, mitotic  inhibitors, inducible transgenic or viral gene deletion from stem  cells).

If you want to know more about what my laboratory does now, visit the  Eisch Laboratory Research website.  Please be sure to visit the People  page to see the smiling faces of the folks I am lucky enough to work  with everyday. If you'd like to send me an email, please click here.


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