Dr. Jared X. Van Snellenberg
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry
SUNY Stony Brook School of Medicine

Broadly speaking, I am interested in how it is that the brain instantiates our internal mental experiences. More specifically, I'm interested in the neural underpinnings of learning and memory, particularly as they relate to the disturbances of cognition observed in patients with schizophrenia. The majority of my work employs either neuroimaging techniques to investigate brain function during cognitive task performance in healthy and psychiatryically ill human participants, or employs meta-analysis to summarize and quantify the findings of neuroimaging or other studies of psychiatric populations.

Ongoing projects (for past work, see Papers)

  • An NIMH K01 award, Translational Neuroscience of Functional Connectivity in Schizophrenia
  • A Dana Foundation David Mahoney Neuroimaging Award, aimed at characterizing a neural marker of psychosis in individuals at high clinical risk for schiphrenia spectrum disorders
  • The functional MRI portion of an NIMH R01 award attempting to develop a mechanistic understanding of hallucinations using multimodal imaging
  • The functional connectivity portion of an exploratory smoking cessation intervention using deep rTMS of the insula in individuals with schizophrenia
  • Various collaborations with colleagues at Stony Brook University and Columbia University Medical Center / New York State Psychiatric Institute.
Pubmed Bibliography