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  • Grazyna Rajkowska, PhD

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    Professor of Psychiatry
    Head Lab. Quantitative Neuroanatomy
    Imaging Core Director - Center for Psychiatric Neuroscience
    Department of Psychiatry & Human Behavior
    Guyton Building, Room G106-3
    Tel: (601) 984-5995; fax: (601) 984-5899
    E-mail: grajkowska@umc.edu

    Education

    • BS - University of St. Petersburg, Russia, biology and zoology, 1978
    • MS - University of Warsaw, Poland, histology, 1979
    • PhD - Nencki Institute of Exp. Biology, Poland, neuro-anatomy, 1986

    Background

    • Postdoctoral training, Dept. Neurobiology, Yale University 1989-94.
    • Assistant Professor - Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, Dept. Anatomy, University of Mississippi Medical Center, 1994-98.
    • Associate Professor - Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, University of Mississippi Medical Center, 1998-2002.
    • Professor (with tenure) - University of Mississippi Medical Center, 2002-present

    Special interests

    Neuro-anatomy and quantitative histopathology

    Research interests

    My research focusses on quantitative morphology of prefrontal cortex from postmortem brain tissue of individuals diagnosed with major depression and age-matched healthy controls. In particular, the relationship between alterations in the specific subpopulations of cortical glial and neuronal cells and serotonin and glutamate neurotransmitter systems in depression is examined by using immunohistochemical and molecular techniques.

    Recent publications