Z. Jeff Daskalakis, M.D., Ph.D.

Zafiris Jeffrey Daskalakis, M.D., Ph.D.
Z. Jeff Daskalakis, M.D., Ph.D.

Temerty Chair in Therapeutic Brain Intervention

Chief, Mood and Anxiety Division

Professor of Psychiatry, University of Toronto

Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH)

Scientific Council Member (Joined 2017)

2008 Independent Investigator Grant

2006, 2004 Young Investigator Grant

Zafiris J. Daskalakis is a Professor of Psychiatry, Temerty Chair in Therapeutic Brain Intervention and Chief of the Mood and Anxiety Division at CAMH. The Temerty Centre uses magnetic brain stimulation to study the role of cortical inhibition, plasticity and connectivity as potential pathophysiological mechanisms in schizophrenia, depression and obsessive compulsive disorder. Dr. Daskalakis also conducts treatment studies using repetitive transcranial magnetic brain stimulation (rTMS), magnetic seizure therapy (MST) and electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) for resistant symptoms in these disorders. He has received several national and international awards and distinctions including the Samarthji Lal Award in Mental Health Research from the Graham Boeckh Foundation for the top mid-career neuropsychopharmacology researcher in Canada in 2013. He also holds or has held NIMH and CIHR peer-reviewed funding and has also mentored numerous NARSAD Young Investigator awardees. Finally, he has over 290 peer-reviewed publications, books and book chapters and is an editorial board member for Biological Psychiatry and an Associate Editor for Clinical Neurophysiology.

Learn More About the Foundation

Who
We Are

The Brain & Behavior Research Foundation is a global nonprofit organization focused on improving the understanding, prevention and treatment of psychiatric and mental illnesses.

Read more

Our
Impact

Beginning in 1987, the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation was providing seed money to neuroscientists to invest in “out of the box” research that the government and other sources were unwilling to fund. Today, Brain & Behavior Research Foundation is still the leading, private philanthropy in the world in this space.

Read more

Our
People

Meet the people who make up the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation. Our staff of experts, passionate Board of Directors, and Scientific Council which includes Nobel prize winners and chairs of psychiatric departments around the world.

Read More

Annual Report
& Financials

We take our responsibility to our donors seriously and believe that our financial operations must be transparent. We're proud to say that 100% of your contribution for research is invested directly in research grants.

Read more

FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions about the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation.

Read more

Media
Center

The latest news on brain and behavior research and issues that matter most to you.

Read more