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Grazyna Rajkowska, PhD


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


  • 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

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.