Christine Ann Denny, Ph.D. 
Assistant Professor of Clinical Neurobiology in Psychiatry
Department of Psychiatry 
Columbia University
Research Scientist V 
Division of Integrative Neuroscience 
The New York State Psychiatric Institute & Research Foundation for Mental Hygiene, Inc.
1051 Riverside Drive, Unit 87 
Office: 777
Main Lab: 736
CLARITY Imaging Lab: 724
CLARITY Processing Lab: 780
Perfusion Lab: 732
New York, NY 10032
Office: 646.774.7100
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Boston College

B.S. in Biology, Minor in Theology, Thomas Seyfried Laboratory

Boston College
M.S. in Biology, Thomas Seyfried Laboratory

Columbia University
Ph.D. in Biological Sciences, René Hen Laboratory

Columbia University
Post-doctoral fellowship in Psychiatry, René Hen Laboratory

Columbia University
Assistant Professor of Clinical Neurobiology in Psychiatry

Research Foundation for Mental Hygiene
Research Scientist V, Department of Psychiatry, Division of Integrative Neuroscience


Current Research Support 

National Institutes of Health (NIH), Early Independence Award, DP5-OD017908-01, 2013-2018
Optogenetic dissection of hippocampal circuitry underlying Alzheimer’s disease.

New York Stem Cell Science (NYSTEM), Shared Facilities , N13S-006, 2014-2018
Imaging stem cells in the brain for studying neuropsychiatric disorders.

Brain & Behavior Research Foundation (BBRF), NARSAD Young Investigator Award, 2015-2017
Utilizing a novel transgenic mouse line and ketamine to investigate the pathophysiology and treatment of depression

Research Initiatives for Science and Engineering (RISE), 2016-2018
Nanophotonics platform for enabling memory trace visualization in vivo over a lifetime

Faculty Research Fellowships Relating to the Study of Optimal Aging, 2016-2018
Identification and optogenetic manipulation of individual memories following age-related cognitive decline 


Completed Research Support

NIH, Pre-doctoral Training Award, T32 GM008798-8, 2008-2009

The cellular and molecular foundations of biomedical sciences.

NIH, Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA), F31 MH084529, 2009-2012 
Analysis of the role of hippocampal adult-born neurons in behavior and physiology.

NIH, Post-doctoral Training Award,  T32 MH015174-36, 2012-2013
Neurobehavioral sciences research training program.