Harvard Catalyst Profiles

Contact, publication, and social network information about Harvard faculty and fellows.

Sabina Berretta, M.D.


The research activities and funding listed below are automatically derived from NIH ExPORTER and other sources, which might result in incorrect or missing items. Faculty can login to make corrections and additions.
  1. R01MH120991 (BERRETTA, SABINA) May 20, 2020 - Feb 28, 2025
    Dysregulation of Appetitive & Aversive Amygdala Circuits in Bipolar Disorder
    Role: Principal Investigator
  2. R21MH117609 (KLENGEL, TORSTEN) Dec 1, 2018 - Nov 30, 2021
    A role for circular RNAs in schizophrenia
    Role: Principal Investigator
  3. R01MH105608 (BERRETTA, SABINA) Sep 1, 2015 - Dec 31, 2019
    Thalamic axonal pathways and extracellular matrix abnormalities in schizophrenia
    Role: Principal Investigator
  4. R01MH104488 (BERRETTA, SABINA) Mar 1, 2015 - Feb 28, 2021
    Choroid plexus and mis_regulation of brain OTX2 in schizophrenia
    Role: Principal Investigator
  5. R01MH091348 (BERRETTA, SABINA) May 26, 2011 - Feb 28, 2017
    Extracellular anomalies in Schizophrenia: from molecules to symptoms
    Role: Principal Investigator

Publications listed below are automatically derived from MEDLINE/PubMed and other sources, which might result in incorrect or missing publications. Faculty can login to make corrections and additions.
Newest   |   Oldest   |   Most Cited   |   Most Discussed   |   Timeline   |   Field Summary   |   Plain Text
PMC Citations indicate the number of times the publication was cited by articles in PubMed Central, and the Altmetric score represents citations in news articles and social media. (Note that publications are often cited in additional ways that are not shown here.) Fields are based on how the National Library of Medicine (NLM) classifies the publication's journal and might not represent the specific topic of the publication. Translation tags are based on the publication type and the MeSH terms NLM assigns to the publication. Some publications (especially newer ones and publications not in PubMed) might not yet be assigned Field or Translation tags.) Click a Field or Translation tag to filter the publications.
  1. Ressler KJ, Berretta S, Bolshakov VY, Rosso IM, Meloni EG, Rauch SL, Carlezon WA. Post-traumatic stress disorder: clinical and translational neuroscience from cells to circuits. Nat Rev Neurol. 2022 05; 18(5):273-288. PMID: 35352034.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimals
  2. Hafez AK, Zimmerman AJ, Papageorgiou G, Chandrasekaran J, Amoah SK, Lin R, Lozano E, Pierotti C, Dell'Orco M, Hartley BJ, Alural B, Lalonde J, Esposito JM, Berretta S, Squassina A, Chillotti C, Voloudakis G, Shao Z, Fullard JF, Brennand KJ, Turecki G, Roussos P, Perlis RH, Haggarty SJ, Perrone-Bizzozero N, Brigman JL, Mellios N. A bidirectional competitive interaction between circHomer1 and Homer1b within the orbitofrontal cortex regulates reversal learning. Cell Rep. 2022 01 18; 38(3):110282. PMID: 35045295.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimals
  3. Krienen FM, Goldman M, Zhang Q, Del Rosario RCH, Florio M, Machold R, Saunders A, Levandowski K, Zaniewski H, Schuman B, Wu C, Lutservitz A, Mullally CD, Reed N, Bien E, Bortolin L, Fernandez-Otero M, Lin JD, Wysoker A, Nemesh J, Kulp D, Burns M, Tkachev V, Smith R, Walsh CA, Dimidschstein J, Rudy B, Kean LS, Berretta S, Fishell G, Feng G, McCarroll SA. Author Correction: Innovations present in the primate interneuron repertoire. Nature. 2020 Dec; 588(7837):E17. PMID: 33230336.
    Citations:    Fields:    
  4. Wesseling H, Mair W, Kumar M, Schlaffner CN, Tang S, Beerepoot P, Fatou B, Guise AJ, Cheng L, Takeda S, Muntel J, Rotunno MS, Dujardin S, Davies P, Kosik KS, Miller BL, Berretta S, Hedreen JC, Grinberg LT, Seeley WW, Hyman BT, Steen H, Steen JA. Tau PTM Profiles Identify Patient Heterogeneity and Stages of Alzheimer's Disease. Cell. 2020 12 10; 183(6):1699-1713.e13. PMID: 33188775.
    Citations: 69     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
  5. Pantazopoulos H, Katsel P, Haroutunian V, Chelini G, Klengel T, Berretta S. Molecular signature of extracellular matrix pathology in schizophrenia. Eur J Neurosci. 2021 06; 53(12):3960-3987. PMID: 33070392.
    Citations: 10     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
  6. Hart KL, Pellegrini AM, Forester BP, Berretta S, Murphy SN, Perlis RH, McCoy TH. Distribution of agitation and related symptoms among hospitalized patients using a scalable natural language processing method. Gen Hosp Psychiatry. 2021 Jan-Feb; 68:46-51. PMID: 33310013.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  7. Krienen FM, Goldman M, Zhang Q, C H Del Rosario R, Florio M, Machold R, Saunders A, Levandowski K, Zaniewski H, Schuman B, Wu C, Lutservitz A, Mullally CD, Reed N, Bien E, Bortolin L, Fernandez-Otero M, Lin JD, Wysoker A, Nemesh J, Kulp D, Burns M, Tkachev V, Smith R, Walsh CA, Dimidschstein J, Rudy B, S Kean L, Berretta S, Fishell G, Feng G, McCarroll SA. Innovations present in the primate interneuron repertoire. Nature. 2020 10; 586(7828):262-269. PMID: 32999462.
    Citations: 33     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
  8. Pantazopoulos H, Gisabella B, Rexrode L, Benefield D, Yildiz E, Seltzer P, Valeri J, Chelini G, Reich A, Ardelt M, Berretta S. Circadian Rhythms of Perineuronal Net Composition. eNeuro. 2020 Jul/Aug; 7(4). PMID: 32719104.
    Citations: 11     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
  9. Sillivan SE, Jamieson S, de Nijs L, Jones M, Snijders C, Klengel T, Joseph NF, Krauskopf J, Kleinjans J, Vinkers CH, Boks MPM, Geuze E, Vermetten E, Berretta S, Ressler KJ, Rutten BPF, Rumbaugh G, Miller CA. Correction: MicroRNA regulation of persistent stress-enhanced memory. Mol Psychiatry. 2020 May; 25(5):1154. PMID: 31253953.
    Citations: 3     Fields:    
  10. McCoy TH, Han L, Pellegrini AM, Tanzi RE, Berretta S, Perlis RH. Stratifying risk for dementia onset using large-scale electronic health record data: A retrospective cohort study. Alzheimers Dement. 2020 03; 16(3):531-540. PMID: 31859230.
    Citations: 10     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  11. Tsilioni I, Patel AB, Pantazopoulos H, Berretta S, Conti P, Leeman SE, Theoharides TC. IL-37 is increased in brains of children with autism spectrum disorder and inhibits human microglia stimulated by neurotensin. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2019 10 22; 116(43):21659-21665. PMID: 31591201.
    Citations: 12     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
  12. Pizzagalli DA, Berretta S, Wooten D, Goer F, Pilobello KT, Kumar P, Murray L, Beltzer M, Boyer-Boiteau A, Alpert N, El Fakhri G, Mechawar N, Vitaliano G, Turecki G, Normandin M. Assessment of Striatal Dopamine Transporter Binding in Individuals With Major Depressive Disorder: In Vivo Positron Emission Tomography and Postmortem Evidence. JAMA Psychiatry. 2019 08 01; 76(8):854-861. PMID: 31042280.
    Citations: 11     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  13. Balu DT, Pantazopoulos H, Huang CCY, Muszynski K, Harvey TL, Uno Y, Rorabaugh JM, Galloway CR, Botz-Zapp C, Berretta S, Weinshenker D, Coyle JT. Neurotoxic astrocytes express the d-serine synthesizing enzyme, serine racemase, in Alzheimer's disease. Neurobiol Dis. 2019 10; 130:104511. PMID: 31212068.
    Citations: 16     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
  14. Sillivan SE, Jamieson S, de Nijs L, Jones M, Snijders C, Klengel T, Joseph NF, Krauskopf J, Kleinjans J, Vinkers CH, Boks MPM, Geuze E, Vermetten E, Berretta S, Ressler KJ, Rutten BPF, Rumbaugh G, Miller CA. MicroRNA regulation of persistent stress-enhanced memory. Mol Psychiatry. 2020 05; 25(5):965-976. PMID: 31142820.
    Citations: 11     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimals
  15. Chelini G, Pantazopoulos H, Durning P, Berretta S. The tetrapartite synapse: a key concept in the pathophysiology of schizophrenia. Eur Psychiatry. 2018 04; 50:60-69. PMID: 29503098.
    Citations: 16     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
  16. Sullivan K, Pantazopoulos H, Liebson E, Woo TW, Baldessarini RJ, Hedreen J, Berretta S. What can we learn about brain donors? Use of clinical information in human postmortem brain research. Handb Clin Neurol. 2018; 150:181-196. PMID: 29496141.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  17. Sorg BA, Berretta S, Blacktop JM, Fawcett JW, Kitagawa H, Kwok JC, Miquel M. Casting a Wide Net: Role of Perineuronal Nets in Neural Plasticity. J Neurosci. 2016 11 09; 36(45):11459-11468. PMID: 27911749.
    Citations: 152     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
  18. Sonntag KC, Tejada G, Subburaju S, Berretta S, Benes FM, Woo TU. Limited predictability of postmortem human brain tissue quality by RNA integrity numbers. J Neurochem. 2016 07; 138(1):53-9. PMID: 27062510.
    Citations: 17     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
  19. Pantazopoulos H, Wiseman JT, Markota M, Ehrenfeld L, Berretta S. Decreased Numbers of Somatostatin-Expressing Neurons in the Amygdala of Subjects With Bipolar Disorder or Schizophrenia: Relationship to Circadian Rhythms. Biol Psychiatry. 2017 03 15; 81(6):536-547. PMID: 27259817.
    Citations: 22     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
  20. Dauth S, Grevesse T, Pantazopoulos H, Campbell PH, Maoz BM, Berretta S, Parker KK. Extracellular matrix protein expression is brain region dependent. J Comp Neurol. 2016 May 01; 524(7):1309-36. PMID: 26780384.
    Citations: 45     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
  21. Pantazopoulos H, Berretta S. In Sickness and in Health: Perineuronal Nets and Synaptic Plasticity in Psychiatric Disorders. Neural Plast. 2016; 2016:9847696. PMID: 26839720.
    Citations: 48     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
  22. Pantazopoulos H, Markota M, Jaquet F, Ghosh D, Wallin A, Santos A, Caterson B, Berretta S. Aggrecan and chondroitin-6-sulfate abnormalities in schizophrenia and bipolar disorder: a postmortem study on the amygdala. Transl Psychiatry. 2015 Jan 20; 5:e496. PMID: 25603412.
    Citations: 50     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
  23. Berretta S, Pantazopoulos H, Markota M, Brown C, Batzianouli ET. Losing the sugar coating: potential impact of perineuronal net abnormalities on interneurons in schizophrenia. Schizophr Res. 2015 Sep; 167(1-3):18-27. PMID: 25601362.
    Citations: 70     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
  24. Berretta S, Heckers S, Benes FM. Searching human brain for mechanisms of psychiatric disorders. Implications for studies on schizophrenia. Schizophr Res. 2015 Sep; 167(1-3):91-7. PMID: 25458567.
    Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  25. Markota M, Sin J, Pantazopoulos H, Jonilionis R, Berretta S. Reduced dopamine transporter expression in the amygdala of subjects diagnosed with schizophrenia. Schizophr Bull. 2014 Sep; 40(5):984-91. PMID: 24936023.
    Citations: 16     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  26. Pantazopoulos H, Boyer-Boiteau A, Holbrook EH, Jang W, Hahn CG, Arnold SE, Berretta S. Proteoglycan abnormalities in olfactory epithelium tissue from subjects diagnosed with schizophrenia. Schizophr Res. 2013 Nov; 150(2-3):366-72. PMID: 24035561.
    Citations: 22     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  27. Mauney SA, Athanas KM, Pantazopoulos H, Shaskan N, Passeri E, Berretta S, Woo TU. Developmental pattern of perineuronal nets in the human prefrontal cortex and their deficit in schizophrenia. Biol Psychiatry. 2013 Sep 15; 74(6):427-35. PMID: 23790226.
    Citations: 117     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
  28. Wang AY, Lohmann KM, Yang CK, Zimmerman EI, Pantazopoulos H, Herring N, Berretta S, Heckers S, Konradi C. Bipolar disorder type 1 and schizophrenia are accompanied by decreased density of parvalbumin- and somatostatin-positive interneurons in the parahippocampal region. Acta Neuropathol. 2011 Nov; 122(5):615-26. PMID: 21968533.
    Citations: 48     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
  29. Berretta S. Extracellular matrix abnormalities in schizophrenia. Neuropharmacology. 2012 Mar; 62(3):1584-97. PMID: 21856318.
    Citations: 78     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
  30. Konradi C, Yang CK, Zimmerman EI, Lohmann KM, Gresch P, Pantazopoulos H, Berretta S, Heckers S. Hippocampal interneurons are abnormal in schizophrenia. Schizophr Res. 2011 Sep; 131(1-3):165-73. PMID: 21745723.
    Citations: 125     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
  31. Konradi C, Zimmerman EI, Yang CK, Lohmann KM, Gresch P, Pantazopoulos H, Berretta S, Heckers S. Hippocampal interneurons in bipolar disorder. Arch Gen Psychiatry. 2011 Apr; 68(4):340-50. PMID: 21135314.
    Citations: 47     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
  32. Pantazopoulos H, Woo TU, Lim MP, Lange N, Berretta S. Extracellular matrix-glial abnormalities in the amygdala and entorhinal cortex of subjects diagnosed with schizophrenia. Arch Gen Psychiatry. 2010 Feb; 67(2):155-66. PMID: 20124115.
    Citations: 125     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
  33. Berretta S, Gisabella B, Benes FM. A rodent model of schizophrenia derived from postmortem studies. Behav Brain Res. 2009 Dec 07; 204(2):363-8. PMID: 19539659.
    Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
  34. Pantazopoulos H, Murray EA, Berretta S. Total number, distribution, and phenotype of cells expressing chondroitin sulfate proteoglycans in the normal human amygdala. Brain Res. 2008 May 01; 1207:84-95. PMID: 18374308.
    Citations: 18     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
  35. Sheth A, Berretta S, Lange N, Eichenbaum H. The amygdala modulates neuronal activation in the hippocampus in response to spatial novelty. Hippocampus. 2008; 18(2):169-81. PMID: 17960646.
    Citations: 14     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
  36. Berretta S, Pantazopoulos H, Lange N. Neuron numbers and volume of the amygdala in subjects diagnosed with bipolar disorder or schizophrenia. Biol Psychiatry. 2007 Oct 15; 62(8):884-93. PMID: 17698040.
    Citations: 47     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
  37. Pantazopoulos H, Lange N, Baldessarini RJ, Berretta S. Parvalbumin neurons in the entorhinal cortex of subjects diagnosed with bipolar disorder or schizophrenia. Biol Psychiatry. 2007 Mar 01; 61(5):640-52. PMID: 16950219.
    Citations: 34     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
  38. Pantazopoulos H, Lange N, Hassinger L, Berretta S. Subpopulations of neurons expressing parvalbumin in the human amygdala. J Comp Neurol. 2006 Jun 10; 496(5):706-22. PMID: 16615121.
    Citations: 25     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
  39. Berretta S, Benes FM. A rat model for neural circuitry abnormalities in schizophrenia. Nat Protoc. 2006; 1(2):833-9. PMID: 17406315.
    Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
  40. Berretta S. Cortico-amygdala circuits: role in the conditioned stress response. Stress. 2005 Dec; 8(4):221-32. PMID: 16423711.
    Citations: 18     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimals
  41. Berretta S, Pantazopoulos H, Caldera M, Pantazopoulos P, Paré D. Infralimbic cortex activation increases c-Fos expression in intercalated neurons of the amygdala. Neuroscience. 2005; 132(4):943-53. PMID: 15857700.
    Citations: 105     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
  42. Benes FM, Burke RE, Walsh J, Berretta S, Matzilevich D, Minns M, Konradi C. Acute amygdalar activation induces an upregulation of multiple monoamine G protein coupled pathways in rat hippocampus. Mol Psychiatry. 2004 Oct; 9(10):932-45, 895. PMID: 15170462.
    Citations: 8     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
  43. Berretta S, Lange N, Bhattacharyya S, Sebro R, Garces J, Benes FM. Long-term effects of amygdala GABA receptor blockade on specific subpopulations of hippocampal interneurons. Hippocampus. 2004; 14(7):876-94. PMID: 15382257.
    Citations: 28     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
  44. Benes FM, Walsh J, Bhattacharyya S, Sheth A, Berretta S. DNA fragmentation decreased in schizophrenia but not bipolar disorder. Arch Gen Psychiatry. 2003 Apr; 60(4):359-64. PMID: 12695312.
    Citations: 22     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  45. Benes FM, Berretta S. GABAergic interneurons: implications for understanding schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. Neuropsychopharmacology. 2001 Jul; 25(1):1-27. PMID: 11377916.
    Citations: 403     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
  46. Berretta S, Munno DW, Benes FM. Amygdalar activation alters the hippocampal GABA system: "partial" modelling for postmortem changes in schizophrenia. J Comp Neurol. 2001 Mar 05; 431(2):129-38. PMID: 11169995.
    Citations: 23     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
  47. Benes FM, Berretta S. Amygdalo-entorhinal inputs to the hippocampal formation in relation to schizophrenia. Ann N Y Acad Sci. 2000 Jun; 911:293-304. PMID: 10911881.
    Citations: 21     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimals
Local representatives can answer questions about the Profiles website or help with editing a profile or issues with profile data. For assistance with this profile: HMS/HSDM faculty should contact contactcatalyst.harvard.edu. For faculty or fellow appointment updates and changes, please ask your appointing department to contact HMS. For fellow personal and demographic information, contact HMS Human Resources at human_resourceshms.harvard.edu. For faculty personal and demographic information, contact HMS Office for Faculty Affairs at facappthms.harvard.edu.
Berretta's Networks
Click the
buttons for more information and interactive visualizations!
Concepts (191)
Co-Authors (41)
Similar People (60)
Same Department 
Physical Neighbors
Funded by the NIH National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences through its Clinical and Translational Science Awards Program, grant number UL1TR002541.