Our labs at CSAN

CSAN unites research groups in psychiatry, neurobiology, clinical neurophysiology and neuroeconomics.

Eric Augier's research group at CSAN.

The Augier Lab

Addiction leads to a progressively increased choice of drugs over healthy rewards such as food and social interaction. We investigate the mechanisms and circuits driving individual variability to substance use disorder.

Group picture of Rebecca Böhme's research group during a lab meeting in a conference room.

The Böhme Lab

We investigate how the experience of “self” is generated by the brain and body – and what happens if self-other-distinction is altered in psychiatric conditions or through experimental interventions.

The Engblom Lab

At the Engblom Lab, we investigate the mechanisms and circuits underpinning the aversive affective states and the depressive symptoms accompanying inflammatory diseases and major depression.

Markus Heilig.

The Heilig Translational Psychiatry Lab: Clinical group

We use brain imaging, behavior analysis and pharmacology to study how a breakdown of coping with stress and regulating negative emotions results in disorders such as depression, post-traumatic stress and addiction.

Markus Heilig's preclinical research group at CSAN.

The Heilig Translational Psychiatry Lab: Preclinical group

We use animal models to discover molecular and neural mechanisms that cause a progression into alcohol addiction, and to identify novel targets for pharmacological addiction treatments.

researcher and participant each sits in front of a computer with a curtain between them so that they do not see each other.

The Mayo Lab

We explore how humans perceive and react to stressful or emotional stimuli in order to better understand how these processes go awry in psychiatric diseases such as post-traumatic stress disorder.

The Olausson Lab

Human touch is a powerful way of evoking emotions. What is the functional significance of the system for ultrafast nociceptors that we recently discovered? How does the nervous system distinguish social and self-touch? Our lab is looking for answers.

Image of a researcher working with a microscope.

The Szczot Lab

External stimuli in concert with internal state guide behaviors, moods and choices. Deciphering how sensory representation is altered by injury, might have major implications for the treatment of somatosensory dysfunctions like chronic pain.

Image from a project with Maria Zetterqvist's research group.

The Zetterqvist Lab

Our research group addresses nonsuicidal self-injury (NSSI) which is a significant mental health issue in adolescents and linked with impairments in emotion regulation. We are dedicated to developing novel approaches for preventing and treating NSSI.