Schizophrenia is a serious brain disorder characterized by the combined presence of certain symptoms or the experience of being out of touch with reality and lack of interest in the outside world.

Through our One Mind Rising Star Awards grant program and other funding support channels, One Mind has supported the following scientists in their important and influential schizophrenia focused research:


Eva Anton, Ph.D.
Demonstrating the NRG1 Gene as an Interneuron Migration Governor
Professor of Cell and Molecular Physiology
University of North Carolina
2006 Rising Star Awardee
Schahram Akbarian, M.D., Ph.D.
Carrie Bearden, Ph.D.
Evidence supporting biomarkers for oncoming psychosis
Professor, Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences
University of California, Los Angeles
Linda Brzustowicz, M.D.
Identifying Schizophrenia Gene Interaction and Expression
Professor of Genetics
Rutgers University
2005 Rising Star Awardee
Philip Corlett, Ph.D.
Potassium Channels and Prediction Error: Targeting Schizophrenia with Retigabine
Associate Professor of Psychiatry
Yale University
2013 Rising Star Awardee
Jennifer M. Coughlin, M.D.
Transdiagnostic Imaging of the α7 Nicotinic Acetylcholine Receptor in Recent-Onset Psychosis
Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
John Hopkins University
2019 Rising Star Awardee
Joshua Gordon, M.D., Ph.D.
Investigating the Circuit Basis for Psychiatric Diseases
National Institute of Mental Health
2010 Rising Star Awardee
Devanand Manoli, M.D., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry
University of California, San Francisco
Andrew Pieper, M.D., Ph.D.
Developing Potential Therapies for Schizophrenia and Neurodegenerative Diseases
Director of the Alzheimer Drug Discovery Foundation-Harrington Scholar Program
Cleveland Medical Center
2009 Rising Star Awardee
Akira Sawa, M.D., Ph.D.
Understanding Why DISC1 is a Schizophrenia Risk Gene
Director, John Hopkins Schizophrenia Center, Professor of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
John Hopkins University
2007 Rising Star Awardee
Carl Sellgren Majkowitz, M.D., Ph.D.
Targeting the Rewiring of the Connectome in Adolescence to Prevent Schizophrenia
Assistant Professor of Psychology and Pharmacology
Karolinska Institutet
2019 Rising Star Awardee
Vikaas Sohal, M.D., Ph.D.
Abnormalities in the brain's structure and activity may lead to symptoms of schizophrenia and autism
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry
University of California, San Francisco
Hongjun Song, Ph.D.
Understanding a Schizophrenia Susceptibility Gene's Effect on Neural Growth
Professor of Neuroscience
University of Pennsylvania
2009 Rising Star Awardee
Sophia Vinogradov, M.D.
New Tools to Improve Brain Functioning in Psychiatric Illness
Professor and Head, Department of Pscyhiatry
University of Minnesota
Susan Voglmaier, M.D., Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Psychiatry
University of California, San Francisco
Alik Widge, M.D., Ph.D.
Reverse Translational Circuit Dissection and Remediation of Mental Inflexibility
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry
University of Minnesota
2017 Rising Star Awardee
Herman Wolosker, M.D., Ph.D.
Rebalancing a Novel Neurotransmitter to Treat Schizophrenia
Professor of Biochemistry
Technion Institute (Israel)
2010 Rising Star Awardee