- About Henry
Henry Hallock, Ph.D. joined the Lieber Institute as a postdoctoral fellow in the Spring of 2016. His research interests are in understanding the links between genes, neural circuits, and cognition (learning, memory, and decision making) in neuropsychiatric diseases such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and schizophrenia. Currently, he is studying how the activity-dependent transcription of brain-derived neurotrophic factor (bdnf), a gene that is implicated in various neuropsychiatric disorders, impacts function in neural circuits that are important for learning and memory-guided behavior. Dr. Hallock earned his B.A. in Psychology from the Millersville University of Pennsylvania in 2009, and his Ph.D. in Psychology (Behavioral Neuroscience concentration) from the University of Delaware in 2015. His dissertation work focused on how thalamic function modulates cortico-limbic synchrony during memory-guided decision making. The ultimate goal of Dr. Hallock’s research is to elucidate the neural mechanisms underlying cognitive deficits in neuropsychiatric illness, and rescue those deficits through the discovery of novel behavioral and neurobiological therapeutics.