Cognition, Brain Imaging, Behavior Research and Allelic Variation Laboratory

Our emphasis is on large-scale, multi-domain quantitative research projects that examine major mental disorders, addictive processes and normal aging from the viewpoint of analysis of brain structure and function, from a genetic perspective.

The lab performs research in the translational neuroscience of major mental illness and addictions including obesity and subsumes multiple currently NIH funded projects including B-SNIP, NIDA Translational Neuroscience of Marijuana-intoxicated driving, Dr. John Krystal‘s NIAAA – funded center for the Translational Research of Alcoholism that assesses glutamate mechanisms of alcoholism risk, and an NHTSA contract looking at roadside testing of marijuana-intoxicated drivers.

COBBRA Lab Director

Dr. Godfrey Pearlson

Olin Neuropsychiatry Research Center
Center Director

Departments of Psychiatry and Neuroscience
Professor, Yale University School of Medicine
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Our Staff


Former Research Staff

Marinka Koenis


Cat Boyle

- Currently studying 

Madison Dykins


Joe Hall

Elizabeth Hilton

Ronald Janssen

Chelsea Meagher

Erika Renkl

Amanda Youmans





Our Labs

Olin Neuropsychiatry Research Center