The Stanley Laboratory of the Johns Hopkins University

The Stanley

Laboratory of the Johns Hopkins University

The Stanley

Laboratory was founded in 1996 to promote research into the role of infectious

agents in the etiology and pathogenesis of schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. 

The Stanley Laboratory is fully supported by the Stanley Medical Research

Institute ( 

Some of the scientific background of the Laboratory’s research studies can be

found under here.  Recent publications

can be found here.

Some of the

activities of the Stanley Laboratory include:

A post doctoral

Fellowship Program

which provides training in the fields of neuro-virology, neuropathology, and the

epidemiology of serious psychiatric diseases.


annual symposium on a topic related to the

biology of brain diseases.


Studies.  We have a robotic system which can perform large scale analyses

of serum and cerebrospinal fluids for antibodies to a range of infectious agents

including Herpes Simplex Virus Type 1, Herpes Simplex Virus Type 2,

Cytomegalovirus, Epstein-Barr Virus, Human Herpes Virus Type6, Toxoplasma

gondii, Influenza A Virus and Influenza B Virus.  These assays are

performed free of charge for collaborators.


Collaborations:  The Stanley Laboratory is interested in the performance of

collaborative studies with laboratories interested in the study of human

psychiatric diseases.  Some of the ongoing collaborating institutions are:


Department of Neurovirology, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm Sweden


Department of Psychiatry, University of Heidelberg


Department of Psychiatry, University of Cologne


Department of Epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health


Department of Pharmacology, University of Maryland


Department of Psychiatry, University of Cambridge


Department of Medical Microbiology, Washington University of St. Louis


Department of Psychology, Sheppard Pratt Health System, Baltimore, MD


Roveka Laboratories, Gaithersburg, MD


Centre for Register-Based Research, Aarhus, Denmark   


Department of Human Genetics, University of Pittsburgh