Gisela Sugranyes awarded with a NARSAD Young Investigator Grant

The Brain and Behaviour Research Foundation has awarded a research grant to Gisela Sugranyes, 50/50 researcher at the Multimodal neuroimaging in high risk and early psychosis IDIBAPS research team. The 'NARSAD 2017 Young Investigator Grant' is endowed with 70,000 for two years and is one of the most prestigious awards given to young researchers in the field of neuroscience. In this case, the funds will be used in the study of psychosis, specifically in determining the role played by an alteration in glutamatergic transmission in the clinical and cognitive manifestations of the disorder.

For this purpose, functional brain magnetic resonance and spectroscopy techniques will be used to evaluate adolescents with a first psychotic episode and to compare them with adolescents with anti-NMDAR encephalitis. The project's mentors are Dr. Josefina Castro-Fornieles and Dr. Josep Dalmau, as a result of the collaboration between the teams of Psychiatry and Child and Youth Psychology and of Neuroimmunology at Hospital Clínic/IDIBAPS.