Stanley Brain Research Laboratory and Brain Collection Minimize

The Stanley Brain Research Laboratory, part of The Stanley Medical Research Institute, is located in Rockville, Maryland. It is directed by Drs. Maree J. Webster and E. Fuller Torrey. The Stanley Brain Collection is a widely used resource for researchers trying to find the causes of, and better treatments for, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and major depression. Currently four cohorts are available for study; the Neuropathology Consortium consisting of 60 cases (15 each schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, depression, and controls), the Array Collection consisting of 105 cases (35 each schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and controls), the Depression Collection consisting of 36 cases (12 each depression with psychosis, depression without psychosis, and controls), and the Parietal Collection of 48 cases (fixed inferior parietal sections from 24 each schizophrenia and controls).

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About the Stanley Brain Collection

- A Public Statement about the Stanley Brain Collection

In addition to overseeing the brain collection, the laboratory conducts research on the neuropathology of schizophrenia and bipolar disorder and on brain development. Many studies carried out at the Stanley Brain Research Laboratory are done in cooperation with studies at the Stanley Laboratory of Developmental Neurovirology.

Updated January 2013