Prof. Jacqueline N. Crawley University of California, USA

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Jacqueline N. Crawley, Ph.D., is a Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and the Robert E. Chason Endowed Chair in Translational Research at the MIND Institute, University of California Davis School of Medicine, in Sacramento, California, USA. Her behavioral neuroscience laboratory employs mouse models of neuropsychiatric and... read moreneurodevelopmental disorders to investigate biological mechanisms and evaluate potential treatments. Currently her research program focuses on understanding the consequences of genetic mutations in autism spectrum disorders, and discovering medical therapeutics for the diagnostic symptoms of autism. Mouse models are used as preclinical tools for testing pharmacological targets implicated by risk genes. Dr. Crawley received a B.A. in Biology from the University of Pennsylvania, Ph.D. in Zoology from the University of Maryland, conducted postdoctoral research in neuropsychopharmacology at Yale University School of Medicine, was Chief of the Laboratory of Behavioral Neuroscience at the National Institute of Mental Health in Bethesda, Maryland from 1983-2012. She has published over 240 papers and 90 reviews, and serves on numerous editorial boards and scientific advisory committees. Honors include the IBNS Myers Lifetime Achievement Award in Behavioral Neuroscience, IBANGS Distinguished Scientist Award in Behavioural Genetics, NIMH Director’s Award, and Gladstone Institute of Neurological Disease Distinguished Scholar Award. Her sole author book, What's Wrong With My Mouse? Behavioral Phenotyping of Transgenic and Knockout Mice, is widely used by the biomedical research community.