Headshot portrait of Cameron Backes - Bio-X Undergraduate Fellow
2015 Undergraduate Summer Research Program Participant

Home Department: Biology
Supported by: Bio-X
Mentor: Manpreet Singh, Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences

Cameron Backes is working to discover a biological indicator that predicts the future onset of major depression versus bipolar disorder. This research will help to facilitate the accurate differential diagnoses of these disorders during early stages of onset, and will help to expedite the treatment process by providing a mechanism to identify at-risk individuals.

Poster presented at the Stanford Bio-X Interdisciplinary Initiatives Symposium on August 26, 2015:

Investigating Diurnal Cortisol as a Biomarker for Developing Affective Disorders in Children

Cameron Backes1, Lara Foland-Ross1, Ian Gotlib2, Joelle LeMoult2, Manpreet Singh1
[Departments of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences1 and Psychology2, Stanford University]