Weill Cornell Department of Psychiatry

The Weill Cornell Department of Psychiatry is one of the largest, most prestigious departments in the country, with a long, distinguished history of providing outstanding leadership in clinical care, training, and research in all areas of psychiatric disorders. Our world-renowned faculty and professional staff treat over 10,000 men, women, and children annually on inpatient units and in a wide variety of specialized outpatient programs and clinics.The Department has two major facilities, Payne Whitney Manhattan, part of the NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center on Manhattan’s Upper East Side, and NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital’s Payne Whitney Westchester campus in White Plains, New York, which operate as a single program with a unified faculty and administration. The Department also maintains a close relationship with its immediate neighboring institutions in Manhattan, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and The Rockefeller University.

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Lasdon Biomedical Research Tower, Weill Cornell Medical College

Molecular and Behavioral Neuroscience Laboratories

  1. Microscope. For fluorescence imaging and section analysis— a Nikon E600 microscope with Microfire digital camera (Optronics), fitted with a computer with 3D motorized stage (Ludl), and Stereo Investigator software (Microbrightfield).
  2. Equipment for immunohistochemistry. For tissue sectioning– Leica SM2000R microtome, and Leica VT100 vibratome.
  3. Genotyping Platform. Genotyping of human genomic DNA is performed using Taqman 5’ exonuclease real-time PCR assays. Thermal cycling and fluorimetric quantitation of amplification is performed on an Applied Biosystems 7900HT apparatus.
  4. Animal behavioral testing rooms and apparati. The behavioral testing rooms encompass 3 separate rooms, which are adjacent to the primary laboratory space of Dr. Lee and Dr. Glatt. The rooms are in adjoining corridors 2 floors from the animal housing facility. The behavioral facility is fully equipped for a variety of behavioral paradigms.

Sackler Institute for Developmental Neurobiology, Weill Cornell Medical College

Human Laboratory

The Human Subjects Facilities at the Sackler Institute are designed to perform research studies on pediatric subjects with reception and waiting area, interview, behavioral testing, fMRI simulator, and ERP rooms. The waiting room houses children’s furniture and toys. All subjects must be enrolled in research protocols approved by the institution’s IRB and screened for contraindications both at enrollment and immediately prior to the study. Signed informed consent is mandatory. Several private rooms are available within the Sackler Institute for consenting participants, conducting pre-screening and behavioral testing.