Mbemba Jabbi, PhD - ADAA Board


Mbemba Jabbi, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Dell Medical School

Dr. Jabbi graduated with a combined Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degree in experimental psychology and neuroanatomy from the University of Groningen, Netherlands, in 2002 and obtained a doctorate in clinical neuroscience from the University Medical Center Groningen in 2007.

Prior to joining Dell Medical School, Dr. Jabbi completed a Fogarty International Visiting Postdoctoral Fellowship at the U.S. National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland, from 2007 to 2011. He then completed his research fellowship at the National Institute of Mental Health in Bethesda in 2016. There, Dr. Jabbi lead the translational multicenter studies looking at how rare but penetrant genetic events influence affective processes.

Dr. Jabbi’s current research applies deep behavioral phenotyping and multimodal brain anatomical and molecular studies that are designed to better understand the biological abnormalities associated with mood and anxiety disorders. His lab seeks to contribute to the integrative understanding of how genes affect brain circuitry mediation of basic and higher-order adaptive affective functions.

Dr. Jabbi is drawn to Albert Einstein’s important words “Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value.” 

In line with Professor Einstein's inspiring words, I believe that becoming an early career ADAA board member is a great opportunity to gain experience on how to add value to ADAA's goals toward improving the lives of people affected by anxiety and depressive disorders. I am very excited about this opportunity and would like to sincerely thank ADAA and the Board of Directors. I look forward to serving with and learning from all of you."

Read the ADAA Announcement here.

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