Ronald Duman PhD

Elizabeth Mears and House Jameson Professor of Psychiatry and Professor of Neuroscience; Director, Abraham Ribicoff Research Facilities


Dr. Duman received his doctorate degree from the University

of Texas in Houston and conducted postgraduate work at Yale University before

joining the faculty there. He has written and/or co-authored over 300 original

papers, reviews and book chapters, and has presented over 250 invited lectures.

Dr. Duman is also on the editorial board of several prestigious journals and

serves as a consultant for a number of biotech and pharmaceutical companies.

Dr. Duman has received several awards for his work, including the Anna-Monika Prize, Nola Maddox Falcone Prize, Janssen Prize, NIMH MERIT Award, and a NARSAD Distinguished Investigator Award

Studies from Dr. Duman’s laboratory have contributed to characterization of the molecular and cellular actions of stress, depression, and antidepressant treatments, providing the basis for a neurotrophic and synaptic hypothesis of depression. He has also studied the role of the innate immune system in the pathophysiology and treatment of depression. These findings represent major advances in our understanding of the effects of antidepressants and provide a framework for the development of novel therapeutic agents.

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