Sachin Patel, M.D., Ph.D.

Sachin Patel, M.D., Ph.D.

Sachin Patel, M.D., Ph.D.
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2015 Independent Investigator Grant

Sachin Patel, M.D., Ph.D.

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James G. Blakemore Professor Psychiatry

Professor Molecular Physiology and Biophysics

Director Division of Addiction Psychiatry

Vanderbilt University Medical Center

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2015 Independent Investigator Grant

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Dr. Patel graduated with a B.S. in Biological Psychology from the University of California, Santa Barbara in 1998. In 2006, he graduated from a Medical Scientist Training Program at the Medical College of Wisconsin and then began his adult clinical psychiatry residency training at Vanderbilt University, which he completed in 2010. Since then, he has developed and manage a translational neuroscience research laboratory aimed at elucidating the neurobiological mechanisms of central stress responses relevant to stress- and trauma-related psychiatric disorders. Dr. Patel's lab is specifically interested in the role of endogenous cannabinoids as mediators of stress resiliency and have extramurally funded research projects in areas of endocannabinoid synaptic biology, endocannabinoid-based therapeutics development, and investigation of circuit-level mechanisms by which endocannabinoids promote resiliency to stress. He is also interested in understanding how plant-derived cannabinoids, including tetrahydrocannabinol, regulate affective behavior and stress responses in light of the growing use of medical cannabis by patients with a verity of psychiatric disorders including PTSD, addiction, and depression.

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