About Our Team

  • Martin Lan, MD PhD is the Principal Investigator and will provide clinical treatment for the study.  Please talk with him about the treatment involved if you are interested in the study.  He is a board certified adult psychiatrist and an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Columbia University Medical Center.  He completed his psychiatry residency training at Weill Cornell Medical Center.  He has an MD degree from Duke University Medical School and a PhD from Cambridge University.


  • Allison Metts is the research coordinator for the study. She recently received her undergraduate degree from Princeton University and is interested in pursuing a career in clinical psychology.  She will be in contact about organizing the research activities.
  • Dr. J. John Mann, MD is the supervisor for the project. He is the Paul Janssen Professor of Translational Neuroscience and is the head of the Molecular Imaging and Neuropathology Division.  He has authored over 400 publications and is an expert in the field of brain imaging to study depression.
  • Relevant publications from past projects:
    • Lan MJ, Chhedtry BT, Oquendo ME, Sullivan GM, Mann JJ, Parsey RV “Cortical Thickness Differences Between Bipolar Depression and Major Depressive Disorder, Bipolar Disorders 2014 16(4): 378-88.
    • Lan MJ, Hasselgrave N, Ciarleglio A, Ogden RT, Mann JJ, Parsey RV “Higher 5HT-1A Receptor Binding Potential in Depressed Bipolar Disorder Patients is Associated with Treatment Remission: A Naturalistic Treatment Pilot PET Study” Synapse, 2013 67 (11):773-8.
    • Lan MJ, McGloughlin GA, Griffin JL, Tsang TM, Huang JT, Yuan P, Manji H, Holmes E, Bahn S “Metabolomic Analysis Identifies Molecular Changes Common to the Treatment and Pathophysiology of Bipolar Disorder” Molecular Psychiatry 2008 14 (3): 269-279
    • Lan MJ, Ogden RT, Huang Y, Oquendo MA, Sullivan GM, Miller J, Milak M, Mann JJ, Parsey RV “Genetic Variation in Brain Derived Neurotrophic Factor val66met Allele is Associated with Altered Serotonin-1A Receptor Binding in Human Brain” Neuroimage 2014; 94: 33-39