The Behavioral Immunology Lab is in the Department of Psychiatry at Dell Medical School and is lead by Marisa Toups MD. The research focuses on the interaction of the immune system and behavior.
Dr. Toups is a clinician scientist specializing in the study of the interplay between physical and mental functions in health and disease. Her work focuses on understanding the effects of medical illness, particularly chronic inflammatory disorders, on mood and function. She completed a clinical research fellowship at the Center for Depression Research and Clinical Care at UT Southwestern in Dallas, TX and is an expert in the management of treatment resistant depression with a special interest in patients with co-morbid autoimmune and metabolic disorders. She also has extensive experience in clinical trials developing new ways of assessing and treating depression.
Publications by Marisa Toups