Francis S. Lee

Mortimer D. Sackler, M.D. Professor of Molecular Biology in Psychiatry Chair and Psychiatrist-in-Chief
Psychiatry/Pharmacology, Weill Cornell Medicine

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525 East 68th Street, Box 171
Weill Cornell Medicine
New York, NY 10065
p: (212) 746-3770

Francis S. Lee

Mortimer D. Sackler, M.D. Professor of Molecular Biology in Psychiatry Chair and Psychiatrist-in-Chief
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

Giza, Joanna I., Jihye Kim, Heidi C. Meyer, Agustin Anastasia, Iva Dincheva, Crystal I. Zheng, Katherine Lopez, et al. “The BDNF Val66Met Prodomain Disassembles Dendritic Spines Altering Fear Extinction Circuitry and Behavior.” Neuron 99, no. 1 (2018): 163-178.

Meyer, Heidi C., and Francis S. Lee. “Translating Developmental Neuroscience to Understand Risk for Psychiatric Disorders.” The American Journal of Psychiatry 176 (2019): 179-185.

Cornell Research Website Article

Learning Fear