Eileen Kemether, MD
- ASSISTANT CLINICAL PROFESSOR | Psychiatry
Psychiatry, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
MD, Mount Sinai Sch. of Medicine CUNY
Residency, Psychiatry, Mount Sinai School of Medicine
Fellowship, Psychiatry, Pilgrim Psychiatric Center
Dr. Kemether's research interests include:
The study of the transcriptome of cells from various thalamic regions in schizophrenia versus non-psychiatric control postmortem samples. The comparison of the whole human genome transcriptome of cells from one thalamic region in schizophrenia, bipolar mood disorder, depression versus non-psychiatric controls. These studies employ laser capture microdissection to isolate the cells for high throughput microarray analysis in collaboration with Dr. Tearina Chu. We will compare transcriptome findings from medial tier thalamic regions that have been implicated in schizophrenia with a lateral tier nucleus in the same subject. A large scale qPCR validation study is ongoing.
Byne W, Hazlett EA, Buchsbaum MS, Kemether E. The thalamus and schizophrenia: current status of research. Acta Neuropathol 2008 July 5; [Epub ahead of print].
Hazlett EA, Buchsbaum MS, Zhang J, Newmark RE, Glanton CF, Zelmanova Y, Haznedar MM, Chu KW, Nenadic I, Kemether EM, Tang CY, New AS, Siever LJ. Frontal-striatal-mediodorsal nucleus dysfunction in schizophrenia-spectrum patients during sensorimotor gating. NeuroImage 2008; 42: 1164-1177.