Scott Russo, Ph.D. "Immune Mechanisms of Depression"

Cousins Center Lectures in PNI Sponsored by the UCLA Cousins Center for Psychoneuroimmunology UCLA Semel Institute for Neuroscience & Human Behavior Scott Russo, Ph.D. Professor, Neuroscience and Psychiatry Director, Center for Affective Neuroscience Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai "Immune Mechanisms of Depression" Dr. Scott Russo is a renowned neurobiologist and Professor in the Department of Neuroscience and Friedman Brain Institute at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai known for his contributions to understanding the neural and immunological basis of neuropsychiatric disorders. His translational studies have identified novel disease mechanisms in depressed humans that play causal roles in the expression of depression-like behaviors in rodent models. He has also identified novel circuitry in the brain that control aberrant social behaviors leading to new perspectives about social dysfunction in neuropsychiatric illness. Dr. Russo has been highly prolific over the past decade having published over 100 peer-reviewed original research manuscripts in journals such as Nature, Science, Nature Medicine, Nature Neuroscience, and Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. His work has been highly cited in the field and featured in the popular press. In 2015-2018 Thomson-Reuters has listed him as a “highly cited researcher” in the field. Dr. Russo received his Ph.D. training in Biopsychology from the City University of New York in 2003 and then completed postdoctoral work in Psychiatry and Psychology at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center before joining Neuroscience at Mount Sinai in 2008. He has received numerous honors and awards in recognition of his work, including being named a Kavli National Academy of Science Frontiers Fellow in 2009, received the Johnson and Johnson/IMHRO Rising Star Translational Research Award in 2011 and elected fellow of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology in 2016. Thursday, 17th January 2019 12:00 – 1:00 pm Medical Plaza 300, Marisa Leif Conference Room, 3rd Floor A light lunch will be provided With questions, please contact Marina Samaltanos at ext: 58281