The Heifets Laboratory
Welcome to the Heifets Lab
Our research group is dedicated to understanding and improving on powerful, rapid-acting therapies for psychiatric disease, such as ketamine, MDMA and psilocybin. We bridge basic science and clinical trials, connecting neuroscience, psychiatry and anesthesiology in pursuit of highly effective, safe treatment strategies scalable to the millions of patients who need them.
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Anesthesiologist, neuroscientist, amateur psychiatrist. I know where the most powerful psychotropic drugs in the hospital are.
Could not be happier to have @aminoacidhead represent our lab at this upcoming ISRP seminar! Looking forward to it.
Come for the science, stay for the drama!
Rapid & Novel Treatments
JOIN us on Monday 9-11am for the NPP reviews panel with an amazing ⭐️ line up:
@LisaMonteggia co-editor of @npp_journal #ketamine Jamie Maguire💊#neurosteroids
@TheBorisLab 🍄 #psychedelics
#ACNP2023 @ACNPorg #NPPR2024
Hi #ACNP2023! I'm a program officer @NIMHgov leading a grant portfolio that supports preclinical research on new pharmacological targets for mental illness. I'm also on the @dpn_journal & @npp_journal social media team! Happy to chat about science, NIMH priorities, and ACNP swag!
Great to be back at #ACNP2023 (5th time!). I apply systems neuroscience to PTSD, anxiety disorders and novel treatments (MDMA, psychedelics). We have a poster Mon on a virtual fear of heights paradigm (M38) and will present on a panel on MDMA circuit effects (Tues 3-5pm)
Dear science world, I need help, please. If you like the tools and data we generate, and our shareware attitude, can you please co-apply for funding with us? It turns out that I'm terrible at writing grants, and we need $$ or else we can't make more GCaMPs, RCaMPs,
What is the placebo effect?
When you expect something to work, the mind convinces itself that it's working.
Why do we value things more if we've worked harder for them? What causes motivation to vary from person to person and day to day? I'm thrilled to share our effort to tackle these questions, and first major paper from my lab!
Remarkable case report by @TheBorisLab. Reconciliation (rescripting) of memory via altered state, changing the narrative of recurring dream. Incredible potential in harnessing this more systematically.