Deanna Barch is currently Chair of the Department of Psychological & Brain Sciences and the Gregory Couch Chair of Psychiatry at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. She received her undergraduate degree from Northwestern University, completed her Ph.D. at the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana and completed a postdoctoral fellowship at Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic. Dr. Barch is Deputy Editor at Biological Psychiatry and she is on the Scientific Board of the Brain and Behavior Research Foundation and the Stanley Foundation. Dr. Barch’s research has been funded by the NIMH, NARSAD, NSF, and the McDonnell Center for Systems Neuroscience. She is a Fellow of the Association for Psychological Science and a member of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology. Her research program is focused on understanding normative patterns of functional brain connectivity across development as well as the mechanisms that give rise to the challenges in behavior and cognition found in illnesses such as schizophrenia and depression.