Rene Hen, PhD

Departments And Divisions

  • Department of Psychiatry
    Division of Integrative Neuroscience
  • Department of Pharmacology
  • Department of Neuroscience
  • Professor of Pharmacology (in Psychiatry)
  • Professor of Neuroscience
  • Director, Division of Integrative Neuroscience
Rene Hen, <span>PhD</span>

Lab Locations

  • Kolb Research Annex

    40 Haven Avenue
    7th floor, Room 767
    New York, NY 10032
    (646) 774-7107


Member, Kavli Institute for Brain Science

Research Interests

  • Models of Psychiatric Disorders
  • Stem Cell Biology


  • Donaldson ZR, Hen R. (2015). From psychiatric disorders to animal models: a bidirectional and dimensional approach. Biol Psychiatry. 77(1):15-21. PMCID: PMC4135025.
  • Denny CA, Kheirbek MA, Alba EL, Tanaka KF, Brachman RA, Laughman KB, Tomm NK,  Turi GF, Losonczy A, Hen R. (2014). Hippocampal memory traces are differentially modulated by experience, time, and adult neurogenesis. Neuron. 83(1):189-201. PMCID: PMC4169172.
  • Kheirbek MA, Hen R. (2014). Add neurons, subtract anxiety. Sci Am. 311(1):62-7. PMCID: PMC4165637.
  • Drew LJ, Fusi S, Hen R. (2013). Adult neurogenesis in the mammalian hippocampus: why the dentate gyrus? Learn Mem. 20(12):710-29. Review. PMCID: PMC3834622.
  • Kheirbek MA, Drew LJ, Burghardt NS, Costantini DO, Tannenholz L, Ahmari SE, Zeng H, Fenton AA, Hen R. (2013). Differential control of learning and anxiety along the dorsoventral axis of the dentate gyrus. Neuron. 77(5):955-68. PMCID: PMC3595120.
  • Kheirbek MA, Klemenhagen KC, Sahay A, Hen R. (2012). Neurogenesis and generalization:  a new approach to stratify and treat anxiety disorders. Nat Neurosci.15(12):1613-20. PMCID: PMC3638121.
  • Sahay A, Scobie KN, Hill AS, O'Carroll CM, Kheirbek MA, Burghardt NS, Fenton AA, Dranovsky A, Hen R. (2011). Increasing adult hippocampal neurogenesis is sufficient to improve pattern separation. Nature. 472(7344):466-70. PMCID: PMC3084370.