Exploring Neural Circuits
With Katherine Scangos
Dr. Katherine Scangos, MD, PhD, is a psychiatrist and neuroscientist who focuses on circuit-level models of depression as an Assistant Professor at the University of California, San Francisco Department of Psychiatry. Her clinical work centers on interventional psychiatry. She co-directs the Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation and Neuromodulation clinic at UCSF. She also conducts quantitative neuroscience research on the development of electrophysiologic biomarkers in patients with mood disorders and works to develop new forms of brain stimulation therapies. Her goal is to translate these findings into a better understanding of neuropsychiatric illness and the development of novel therapeutics. She currently co-leads a clinical trial of personalized closed-loop deep brain stimulation in patients with depression. Dr. Scangos is a recipient of the National Institute of Mental Health’s Outstanding Resident Award Program in 2017. She currently receives funding from the Brain and Behavioral Research Foundation NARSAD Young Investigator Grant and from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders. She received her medical degree and a doctorate in neuroscience from Johns Hopkins School of Medicine (MD/PhD). She subsequently completed a psychiatry residency at the University of California, Davis, and a fellowship in Interventional Psychiatry at the University of California, San Francisco.