Hugh Rosen

Bringing precision therapy to mental disorders

Wednesday, March 20, 2024 at 4:00 pm

Mental disorders like depression and schizophrenia affect the lives of millions of people around the world, and yet, available treatment options have remained the same for decades. In this free Front Row lecture, Scripps Research professor Hugh Rosen will share how his pioneering research led to the development of the drug navacaprant, which precisely targets one of the brain’s behavioral circuits and is currently in clinical testing for major depressive disorder. Harnessing his expertise as a physician-scientist, Rosen has discovered and developed multiple other medicines, including ozanimod—a breakthrough treatment approved for multiple sclerosis and ulcerative colitis.