In November, we held a Parlor Meeting in New York City where 40 guests heard presentations by two cutting-edge researchers from Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory. Dr. Hyun-Jae Pi* is investigating neural circuits involved in impulsivity, one of the key symptoms of borderline personality disorder (BPD). He is specifically studying what happens in the brain of mice when they engage in impulsive behaviors. Dr. Adam Kepecs is head of the lab where Jae works. He gave an overview of the research projects in his lab, as well as a glimpse of what psychiatry might look like in 20 years, given the impact of new neurologically-based treatments.
 
It was a beautifully informative evening where family members, Brain & Behavior Research Foundation (BBRF) staff, and many others touched by BPD chatted with Jae and Adam and with one another. Prior to socializing, Dr. Jeff Borenstein, President and CEO of BBRF, led a terrific Q&A that unexpectedly highlighted the synergy between neuroscience, psychology and personal concerns from the audience.

*Dr. Pi is our 2016 Young Investigator in BPD research whom we have funded through our research partnership with BBRF (left photo). Dr. Kepecs is head of the lab where Dr. Pi works (right photo).
Dr. Hyun-Jae Pi, expert BPD Researcher  Dr. Adam Kepecs is head of the lab at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory