Osama A. Abulseoud, M.D., is an assistant professor of psychiatry. He received extensive post-residency clinical and research training at the University of California, Los Angeles; the Magnetic Resonance Center established by Huntington Medical Research Institutes; and Mayo Clinic.
Dr. Abulseoud's translational research focuses on discovering novel therapeutic interventions suitable for testing in clinical trials and elucidating the role of glutamatergic signaling in the development of the comorbidity between addictive and mood disorders.
- Animal models of mania and addiction
- Identifying new targets and mechanisms of action for deep brain stimulation in preclinical models
- Translating preclinical findings into proof-of-concept clinical trials
- Neurobiology of addiction and mood disorders
- Magnetic resonance spectroscopy in psychiatric disorders
- Psychopharmacology of addiction and bipolar disorders
- Bipolar disorder and alcoholism comorbidity
- Thyroid acceleration and augmentation strategies in depression
Significance to patient care
The goal of Dr. Abulseoud's translational research is to understand the neurobiological mechanisms of addictive and mood disorders and to identify potential targets that could facilitate the discovery of novel effective therapeutic interventions.
- Member, Research Society on Alcoholism, 2011-present
- Committee member, International Arab Addiction Board, 2011
- Best teacher award, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, 2011
- Member, Society of Biological Psychiatry, 2010-present
- Alumnus, Career Development Institute for Bipolar Disorder, University of Pittsburgh, 2006