Schizophrenia is a chronic psychiatric disorder where symptoms manifest between the ages of 16 and 30. It can profoundly affect social, cognitive, and academic development. We study circuits underlying cognition and behavior, and how processes like attention and decision-making are disrupted in such disorders. We also work on changes in the brain during early stages of schizophrenia before overt symptoms appear.
Estimated global prevalence of schizophrenia in different studies.SOURCE: GBD group
Schizophrenia is one of the 15 leading causes of disability in the world.SOURCE: GBD group
Guoping Feng studies the function of synapses and their disruption in animal models of neurodevelopmental and psychiatric disease.