Blood-Brain Barrier in Suicide
2016 Postdoctoral Fellowship
Amount Awarded: $104,000
Focus Areas: Neurobiological Studies, Genetic Studies
Tatiana Schnieder, Ph.D.
Mentor: Andrew Dwork, M.D., Columbia University
Inside the Research
Question: Is the blood-brain barrier compromised in suicide?
Strategy: Compare features of the blood-brain barrier that protects the brain in people who died by suicide with those with psychiatric disorders and nonpsychiatric controls, none of whom died by suicide.
Impact: A marker of suicide risk that can be observed with conventional imaging techniques.