Marina R. Picciotto, Ph.D.

Marina R. Picciotto, Ph.D.
Marina R. Picciotto, Ph.D.

Charles B. G. Murphy Professor of Psychiatry and Professor in the Child Study Center, of Neuroscience and of Pharmacology

Deputy Chair for Basic Science Research, Department of Psychiatry

Deputy Director, Kavli Institute for Neuroscience

Yale University School of Medicine

Scientific Council Member (Joined 2015)

2016 Distinguished Investigator Grant

2004 Independent Investigator Grant

1996 Young Investigator Grant

Marina Picciotto is Charles B.G. Murphy Professor and Deputy Chair for Basic Science in Psychiatry at Yale University. She is also Professor of Neurobiology, Pharmacology and in the Child Study Center. Her research focuses on defining molecular mechanisms underlying behaviors related to psychiatric illness, with a focus on the function of nicotinic acetylcholine receptors in the brain. Her laboratory uses molecular genetic strategies to identify the role of individual molecules in behaviors related to depression, addiction, cognitive function and food intake. Dr. Picciotto received her B.S. from Stanford and her Ph.D. from The Rockefeller University where she worked with Dr. Paul Greengard. She conducted postdoctoral work with Professor Jean-Pierre Changeux at the Pasteur Institute before joining the faculty at Yale University. Dr. Picciotto is Treasurer of the Society for Neuroscience, interim Editor in Chief of the Journal of Neuroscience, and serves as handling editor or on the editorial board of several journals. She is a fellow of AAAS and a member of the National Academy of Medicine.

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