Finnegan J Calabro, PhD
Education & Training
- Luna B, Tervo-Clemmens B, Calabro FJ. Considerations When Characterizing Adolescent Neurocognitive Development. Biol Psychiatry. 2020 May 11;doi: 10.1016/j.biopsych.2020.04.026 [Epub ahead of print]
- Tervo-Clemmens B, Quach A, Calabro FJ, Luna B. Adolescent Development ofInhibitory Control and Substance Use Vulnerability: A longitudinal neuroimaging study, Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience. (In press)
- Larsen B, Olafsson V, Calabro FJ, Laymon C, Tervo-Clemmens B, Campbell E, Minhas D, Montez D, Price J, Luna B. Maturation of the human striatal dopamine system revealed by PET and quantitative MRI, Nature Communications. 2020 Feb 12;11(1):846.
- Calabro FJ, Murty VP, Jalbrzikowski M, Tervo-Clemmens B, Luna B. Development of hippocampal prefrontal cortex interactions through adolescence. Cereb Cortex. 2019, Oct 31;bhz186. doi: 10.1093/cercor/bhz186. [Epub ahead of print]. PMID: 31670797.
New Research on Brain Plasticity During Adolescence
Postmortem studies of the prefrontal cortex have revealed changes in gamma-aminobutyric acid and glutamate across adolescence, which suggests shifts in excitation and inhibition balance consistent with critical period plasticity. However, questions have persisted regarding how gamma-aminobutyric acid and glutamate change through adolescence and how the balance of these inhibitory and excitatory neurotransmitters...
New Research on the Effects of Clozapine on Treatment-Resistant Schizophrenia
Deepak Sarpal, MD (Assistant Professor of Psychiatry), conducts research on the neurobiology of psychosis, focusing on schizophrenia. With a particular interest in treatment outcomes in psychotic disorders, Dr. Sarpal recently published two papers examining the effects of clozapine on treatment-resistant schizophrenia. Clozapine is an antipsychotic medication that exhibits superior efficacy for psychotic symptoms...
New Psychosis Research in Neuropsychopharmacology and Psychological Medicine
More than 20 members of the Department of Psychiatry faculty conduct a wide range of research pertaining to schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and other psychotic disorders. Recent Pitt Psychiatry studies in Neuropsychopharmacology and Psychological Medicine present new findings pertaining to clinical high risk for psychosis and first-episode psychosis. Reduced GABA/glutamate in the thalamus of individuals at...
Pitt Psychiatry Hosts Virtual Research Matinee—An Afternoon of Discovery, Reflection, and Celebration
Last week we reinvented our annual in-person Research Day as a virtual Research Matinee, a Department-wide exploration of innovative research, career reflections and honors for outstanding faculty and staff. Attendees included nearly 200 Psychiatry faculty, trainees, and staff, who tuned in for plenary speaker Mary Phillips, MD, MD (Cantab), followed by the perennially popular Speed Dat(a)ing, in which six...