Dr. Helen Scharfman Receives R01 Grant From NIH

New York – Head of the Scharfman Lab at the CDR, Dr. Helen Scharfman, receives an NIH grant titled, “Hilar Mossy Cells and Dentate Gyrus function.” Dr. Scharfman will be investigating how a unique cell type in the dentate gyrus called a hilar mossy cell contributes to the function of the part of the brain which is involved in normal cognition and behavior. The dentate gyrus and hilar mossy cells have received increasing attention as more evidence has shown that the dentate gyrus is involved in many types of behavior and appears to sustain loss of mossy cells in many neurological and psychiatric disorders.