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May 7, 2014

Prechter Group Presenting at the Society for Biological Psychiatry, NYC May 2014

A team of scientists from the University of Michigan will be presenting recent findings in bipolar disorder at the annual meeting of the Society for Biological Psychiatry in New York this week (May 8-10).  Melvin McInnis, MD, Principal Investigator of the Prechter Fund is leading a symposium focused on the latest advances in the field of induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSC).  In addition to Michigan, participants in the symposium include Johns Hopkins University, University of California San Diego, and Harvard University.  Early career scientists attending this conference and presenting research supported by the Steven Schwartzberg and Heinz C. Prechter Fund include Monica Bame, PhD,  and Aislinn Williams, MD, PhD.  The research at this conference is focused on the identification of fundamental scientific mechanisms of illness affecting the brain and human behavioral disorders.