Dr. Husseini Manji, National Institutes of Health / Johnson & Johnson, U.S.A.

Cellular plasticity cascades: genes to behaviour pathways in the pathophysiology and treatment of severe mood disorders.
Husseini Manji

Dr. Manji received his B.S. and M.D. from the University of British Columbia. After postdoctoral fellowship training at the NIMH and additional training in Cellular and Molecular Biology at the NIDDK, he was moved to Wayne State University School of Medicine where he was professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurosciences, and Pharmacology.

In 2000, Dr. Manji returned to the NIMH as a Senior Investigator. He has received both the A.E. Bennett and Ziskind-Somerfeld Awards for Neuropsychiatric Research, and the 1999 NARSAD Mood Disorders prize. Dr. Manji's laboratory is investigating the molecular and cellular underpinnings of severe mood disorders, and is involved in both preclinical and clinical development of improved therapeutics.