Jack D Barchas   Chairman of Psychiatry

Neuroregulators and Behavior

The thrust of Dr. Barchas' past research dealt with neuroregulators and behavior. Neuroregulators are chemical substances that transmit information between nerve cells and either act as neurotransmitters or as modifiers of neuronal function, as neuromodulators. The themes of his efforts included: 1) identification of previously unrecognized neuroregulators, especially neuropeptides; 2) study of fundamental control mechanisms for neuroregulators; and 3) exploration of the roles of neuroregulators in animal and human behavior as well as in human mental disorders and addictive states. He is an author of several hundred-research papers and has edited a dozen books.


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  • Genetic and Neuropathological Abnormalities in Neuropsychiatric and Neurological Disorders Principal Investigator 2005 - 2012
  • Multilevel Propensity Method to Reduce Bias in Comparative Effectiveness Research  awarded by National Institute of Mental Health Principal Investigator 2010 - 2012
  • Developing Neuropsychiatric Imaging Researchers Key Personnel 2004 - 2010
  • Regulation of Neurotrophin Receptor Trafficking  awarded by National Institute of Mental Health Key Personnel 2004 - 2009



Primary Email

  • jbarchas@med.cornell.edu


Primary Affiliation

  • Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University