Francis S. Lee

Mortimer D. Sackler Professor of Molecular Biology in Psychiatry; Vice Chair for Research Psychiatry, Weill Cornell Medicine; Interim Director, Sackler Institute for Developmental Psychobiology
Psychiatry/Pharmacology, Weill Cornell Medicine

Contact Information

1300 York Avenue, Box 244
Weill Cornell Medicine
New York, NY 10065
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Francis S. Lee

Mortimer D. Sackler Professor of Molecular Biology in Psychiatry; Vice Chair for Research Psychiatry, Weill Cornell Medicine; Interim Director, Sackler Institute for Developmental Psychobiology
Psychiatry/Pharmacology, Weill Cornell Medicine

Expertise

Molecular neurobiology; psychiatry

Current Research Interest

Neural plasticity factors including neurotrophins and cannabinoids; mouse models of anxiety and fear-related behaviors

Distinction

National Academy of Medicine

Selected Publications

Casey, B. J., Charles E. Glatt, and Francis S. Lee. “Treating the Developing Versus the Developed Brain: Translating Mouse and Human Preclinical Studies to Practice.” Neuron 86 (2015): 1358-1368.

Pattwell, Siobhan S., Conor Liston, Deqiang Jing, Ipe Ninan, Rui R. Yang, B. J. Casey, Karl Deisseroth, and Francis S. Lee. “Dynamic Changes in Neural Circuitry During Adolescence are Associated with Persistent Attenuation of Fear Memories.” Nature Communications 7 (2016): 11475.

Cornell Research Website Article

Learning Fear