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The Rumbaugh Lab

Department of Neuroscience

The Scripps Research Institute

130 Scripps Way

Jupiter, FL 33458

Cris Creson



Thomas "Cris" Creson earned his Ph.D. from East Tennessee State University James H. Quillen College of Medicine in 2002. His graduate and postdoctoral work was based on developing animal models of neuropsychiatric disorders. During a fellowship at The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), he characterized several cell-signaling-related candidate genes for mouse and rat models of mood disorders. At Duke University, he ran a mouse behavioral core testing functional selectivities of a number of antipsychotic drugs in genetic and pharmacological models of schizophrenia.

Currently, he is using neurodevelopmental gene mouse models, to determine to what extent, and importantly, when during development, genes contribute to cognitive development. From these lines of evidence, we can determine critical periods for these genes and thus forward our thinking on the timing of clinical therapeutic interventions for efficacious treatment of neurodevelopmental disorders.


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