Breakthroughs: Revealing the Mysteries of the Mind and Brain

Breakthroughs: Revealing the Mysteries of the Mind and Brain is an event introducing the new Gray Matters Fellows and their research projects. Thanks to the generous support of the Gray Matters community, the fellows are able to advance their research on the causes and cures of brain disorders.

On October 3, 2019, Jeffrey A. Lieberman, MD, Lawrence C. Kolb Professor and Chairman, Department of Psychiatry, welcomed Gray Matters supporters and introduced the 2019-2020 Gray Matters at Columbia Fellows: Maura Boldrini, MD, PhD, Maya Sabatello, LLB, PhD, and Annika Sweetland, DrPH, MSW. Following the introduction, a panel discussion on genetics, mood, and anxiety was held highlighting the work of the Gray Matters Fellows and Columbia’s Department of Psychiatry.




H. Blair Simpson, MD, PhD
Vice-Chair for Research and Professor of Psychiatry


Randy Auerbach, PhD, ABBP
Associate Professor of Medical Psychology (in Psychiatry)

Maura Boldrini, MD, PhD
Research Scientist and Postdoctoral Residency Fellow (in Psychiatry)

Sander Markx, MD
Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry
Director, Center for Precision Neuropsychiatry

Maya Sabatello, LLB, PhD
Assistant Professor of Clinical Bioethics (in Psychiatry)
Co-Director, Precision Medicine: Ethics, Politics, and Culture Project

Breakthroughs Hosts: Christian Melhado * Owen Melhado * Andi Potamkin * Lauren Zagorski Steiner * Veronica Rok Weintraub

Special thanks to the Rok-Potamkin family for making this event possible.