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Rebecca Vautour, PhD


Rebecca Vautour, PhD


McLean Hospital


McLean Hospital Mental Health Research Scholars


2014 - 2015

For nearly 30 years, the funding provided by the Rappaport Foundation to physicians and researchers has allowed brilliance to flourish and breakthroughs to triumph in the areas of neurologic diseases and mental illness.

Rebecca Benham Vautour, PhD, is interested in studying the role of neuronal inhibitory signaling in neuropsychiatric disorders. This interest developed during her thesis research at Boston University where she was awarded a pre-doctoral NRSA to study the role of BDNF signaling in altering brain inhibitory processes. In the Laboratory of Genetic Neuropharmacology at McLean Hospital, Dr. Benham Vautour’s research utilizes pharmacological agents and genetically modified mice to study the role of specific GABA-A receptor subtypes in depression and its treatment.
In addition to her research, Dr. Benham Vautour has mentored a number of students and research assistants in the Laboratory of Genetic Neuropharmacology. Furthermore, she has served as a reviewer for several peer-reviewed journals.