Teodor Postolache, M.D., University of Maryland, Baltimore
Distinguished Investigator Grant (2013): $100,000
Inflammation and Suicidal Behavior: Neurotropic Pathogens, CSF Cytokines and the Kynurenine Pathway
Four domains related to suicidal behavior are studied in this integrative study. The associations among infection (T. gondii), aggression/impulsivity, immune response (cytokines) and neurotransmitters (kynurenine pathways) from two different groups of people with and without suicidal behavior are explored to test a comprehensive model of suicidal behavior.