Laurence H. Tecott, M.D., Ph.D.

Laurence H. Tecott, M.D., Ph.D.
Laurence H. Tecott, M.D., Ph.D.
Scientific Council Member

Professor in Residence; Maurice Eliaser, Jr. M.D. and Marjorie Meyer Eliaser Endowed Chair in Molecular Biology and Genetics in Psychiatry Langley Porter Psychiatric Institute

University of California, San Francisco

1992, 1995 Young Investigator Grantee

2001, 2004 Independent Investigator Grantee

Dr. Tecott’s laboratory employs mouse molecular genetic approaches to explore the manner in which the brain serotonin system modulates complex behavior, with a particular focus on mood, and patterns of physical activity and feeding. Toward this end, his team is modeling “mouse lifestyles” through the development of “behavioral informatics” tools that reveal patterns in high resolution behavioral datasets. Quantitative behavioral pattern assessment provides a powerful bioassay for enhancing assessment of serotonergic and other experimental manipulations on brain function and pathophysiological processes in animal models.

Dr. Tecott completed his psychiatry residency and fellowship in pharmacology and psychiatry at UCSF.

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