Presentation on the Genetics of Mental illnesses

Dr. Weinberger received his BA from Johns Hopkins University and MD from the University of Pennsylvania. After medical internship at UCLA-Harbor General Hospital, he did residencies in psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and in neurology at George Washington University and is board certified in both specialties. He was a research fellow at the NIMH in Richard Wyatt�s lab and became Chief of the Clinical Brain Disorders Branch in 1987. He is the recipient of the Research Prize of the World Federation of Societies of Biological Psychiatry, the Foundation's Fund Prize from the American Psychiatric Association, and the Lieber Prize from NARSAD, and is a member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences. The work of his lab focuses on basic neurobiological and genetic mechanisms of neuropsychiatric disorders, especially schizophrenia.

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