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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: Role of Brain-derived Neurotrophic Factor in Regulating Neuroinflammantion and Mental Health
Principal Investigator:

Jason O'Connor

Location: San Antonio, TX
Congressional District Code: 21
Research Service: Biomedical Laboratory R&D
Project Period: October 2016 - March 2021
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $92,561
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


 DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The U.S. Veteran population suffers from high rates of depression and significant mental health symptom burden. Sadly, suicide rates reflect this as well, being significantly higher for Veterans relative to the non-Veteran populations. Therefore, a critical need exists to identify the complex gene x environment interactions and the underlying neural substrates that drive the pathogenesis of depression. Clinical observations abound associating redu...

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