Dr. Deanna Barch received her PhD in clinical psychology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1993. She came to Washington University in 1998 as an assistant professor of psychology in the School of Arts and Sciences. She became an associate professor of psychology, psychiatry, and radiology in 2003 and a professor in 2008. Dr. Barch was named director of the Conte Center for Neuroscience Research at Washington University in 2008, succeeding Dr. John Csernansky. Her research is focused on studying the connections among cognition, emotion, and brain function to better understand the deficits in behavior and cognition found in illnesses such as schizophrenia and depression. Dr. Barch was appointed the Gregory B. Couch Professor in Psychiatry in 2011.