Researchers study schizophrenia by emulating it in a petri dish

“For decades, there’s been very little progress in the treatment of psychiatric disorders,” said Joseph Gogos, MD, Ph.D., a principal investigator at Columbia’s Zuckerman Institute and one of the article’s authors. “MoNNets could be a great help here because they’re well suited for both teasing out the biological bases of neurological and neuropsychiatric disorders and for efficiently vetting hundreds or thousands of possible pharmacological treatments,” added Gogos, who studies schizophrenia.