Francis J. McMahon, M.D.

Francis J. McMahon Research Expert in mood disorders research
Francis J. McMahon, M.D.

Senior Investigator

National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)

2006, 1998 Independent Investigator Grantee

1994 Young Investigator Grantee

2016 Colvin Prizewinner for Outstanding Achievement in Mood Disorder Research

Dr. McMahon’s research is aimed at discovering and characterizing genes involved in mood and anxiety disorders in order to develop better methods of diagnosis and treatment. For more than a decade, his work has focused on pharmacogenomics, including genetic studies of antidepressant outcome, lithium response, and treatment-resistant depression. Still in its early stages, pharmacogenomics underlies the increasing interest in personalized and precision medicine, promising to reduce trial and error in the selection of the most effective treatments, while minimizing adverse events.

Prizewinner Video:


Symposium Presentation:

Seeing the World in a Grain of Sand: Making Sense of the Many Genes that Underlie Bipolar Disorder
October 28, 2016, New York City

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