John H. Krystal, M.D.

John H. Krystal, M.D.
John H. Krystal, M.D.

Robert L. McNeil, Jr. Professor of Translational Research and Professor of Psychiatry and of Neuroscience

Chair, Department of Psychiatry,

Chief of Psychiatry, Yale-New Haven Hospital

Director: NIAAA Center for the Translational Neuroscience of Alcoholism

Director, Clinical Neuroscience Division, VA National Center for PTSD

Yale School of Medicine

Scientific Council Member (Joined 2003)

2006, 2000 Distinguished Investigator Grant

1997 Independent Investigator Grant

Dr. Krystal is an expert on the neurobiology and treatment of schizophrenia, post-traumatic stress disorder, and alcoholism. In these areas, he has linked experimental psychopharmacology, neuroimaging, and genetics to identify disturbances in the function of brain circuits, particularly those involving glutamate and GABA that might be targeted in the development of new treatments. He developed the use of ketamine as a probe of glutamate receptor function in brain and behavior disorders. This work contributed to the development of mGluR2/3 agonist treatments for schizophrenia and riluzole and NMDA receptor antagonist treatments for depression and alcoholism.

President of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology, Dr. Krystal has completed residency at Yale.

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