The Friends of the Semel Institute at UCLA, Jane and Terry Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, and Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences at the David Geffen School of Medicine are pleased to announce the appointment of Shulamite Green, PhD, to the Friends of the Semel Institute Endowed Term Chair.
The three-year term endowed chair was established to support translational mental health research at the Semel Institute and to foster the development of early career faculty, who are engaged in groundbreaking research to understand disorders of the mind and brain and to develop innovative treatments for mental health.
Dr. Shulamite Green
Dr. Shulamite Green is an Assistant Professor in Residence at the Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences in the David Geffen School of Medicine. Dr. Green’s research is currently examining altered sensory processing across neuropsychiatric disorders, with evaluation of neuroscience mechanisms to inform the development of interventions. Specifically her work examines basic brain mechanisms that lead to phenotypic heterogeneity across neurodevelopmental disorders with a focus on autism. Recently, Dr. Green discovered that individuals with autism spectrum disorder show neural hyperactivity in response to mild adverse sensory input, which together predict worsening of symptoms. Her research is illuminating key neural mechanisms of sensory over-responsivity, which are relevant across multiple neuropsychiatric and neurodevelopment disorders. Dr. Green has authored more than 23 research articles published in high impact journals, and is a recipient of a National Institute of Health Career Development Award, and was a Friends of Semel Scholar Awardee in 2018.