Scott J. Russo, Ph.D.

Scott J. Russo, Ph.D.

Scott J. Russo, Ph.D.
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Scientific Council Member (Joined 2021)

2008, 2006, 1996, 1993 Young Investigator Grant

Scott J. Russo, Ph.D.

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Director, Center for Affective Neuroscience, Dept of Neuroscience, ISMMS.

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

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Scientific Council Member (Joined 2021)

2008, 2006, 1996, 1993 Young Investigator Grant

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Dr. Scott Russo is a renowned neurobiologist and Professor in the Nash Family Department of Neuroscience at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and The Friedman Brain Institute where he directs the Center for Affective Neuroscience and the Brain-Body Research Center. Scott joined Mount Sinai as an Assistant Professor in 2008 where he rapidly developed a world class research program and is now internationally recognized for his contributions to understanding the neural and immunological basis of neuropsychiatric disorders. His translational studies of the immune system in depression have changed the way we think about mental illness providing detailed mechanisms by which disturbances in peripheral immunity lead to changes in complex behavior. He has also dissected the circuitry in the brain that controls abnormal social behaviors—including aggression and violence—leading to new perspectives on social dysfunction in people with neuropsychiatric illness.

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