Translational Neuroscience of Psychiatric Disorders
Education: PhD in Neuroscience, University of British Columbia, Canada
Teaching Interests: Introductory Behavioral Neuroscience (PSY 220), Psychopharmacology (PSY 323), Neuroscience Laboratory Classes (PSY 328 & PSY 428),
College Quest (for High School Students)
My research currently focuses on understanding the neurobiological basis of schizophrenia. Schizophrenia affects approximately 1% of the population. Symptoms of the illness typically manifest in late adolescence/early adulthood.
My research translates clinical observations of brain structural abnormalities in schizophrenia into hypotheses about the biological basis of this disorder. These hypotheses are then tested using tractable model systems under controlled laboratory conditions. A goal of this work is to advance the development of novel approaches for treating and preventing psychiatric disorders.
Dr. Finlay's publications can be viewed through the National Library of Medicine's publications database.