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Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Jacqueline Crawley, Ph.D.

Jacqueline CrawyleyProfessor-in-Residence
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
2825 50th St, Sacramento, CA 95817
Office phone:  (916) 734-1129
E-mail:  jacqueline.crawley@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu

 

 

 


Dr. Crawley is the Robert E. Chason Endowed Chair in Translational Research at the UC Davis MIND Institute and a professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at UC Davis.  Her laboratory seeks to understand the causes of autism spectrum disorders and to discover treatments.  Behavioral tests relevant to the diagnostic symptoms of autism are employed in mouse models to evaluate the consequences of genetic mutations and the efficacy of pharmacological interventions.  Her widely-used book, What's Wrong With My Mouse? Behavioral Phenotyping of Transgenic and Knockout Mice, describes the wealth of available rodent behavioral assays, optimized for investigating biological mechanisms underlying neuropsychiatric disorders.

Education

B.A., University of Pennsylvania, 1971
Ph.D., University of Maryland, 1979
Previous position, 1983-2012
Chief, Laboratory of Behavioral Neuroscience, NIMH Intramural Research Program, Bethesda, Maryland