Jennifer Mitchell

Faculty - Neuroscape

Professor - Neurology and Psychiatry


UCSF – Mission Bay
Sandler Neuroscience Center
MC 0444, 675 Nelson Rising Lane
San Francisco, CA 94158




Dr. Jennifer Mitchell is a Professor in the Departments of Neurology and Psychiatry and the Deputy Associate Chief of Staff for Research and Development at the San Francisco VA. She received her PhD in Neuroscience from UCSF, where her doctoral research focused on understanding how stress and anxiety influence opioid tolerance and addiction. She conducts translational neuroscience research that rests at the intersection of psychology, behavioral pharmacology, and neuroanatomy. Her work is focused on identifying and developing novel therapeutics for drug and alcohol abuse, PTSD, stress, anxiety, and depression and on understanding the neural mechanisms responsible for these disorders. Dr. Mitchell has extensive and diverse experience with human and animal pharmacology, hypothesis-driven neuroscience, human proof-of-concept studies, and clinical trials.

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