Dr. Daniel Weinberger Johns Hopkins Medical Center, USA

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Dr. Weinberger is Director and CEO of the Lieber Institute for Brain Development at the Johns Hopkins Medical Center and Professor of Psychiatry, Neurology, Neuroscience and Human Genetics at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. Dr. Weinberger's research has focused on brain mechanisms involved in the pathogenesis and treatment of... read moreneuropsychiatric disorders, especially schizophrenia. His lab identified the first specific genetic mechanism of risk for schizophrenia, and the first genetic effects that account for variation in specific human cognitive functions and in human temperament. In addition, he and his colleagues developed the first high fidelity animal model of schizophrenia. He is past president of the Society of Biological Psychiatry, past President of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology and has been elected to the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences. He sits on the editorial boards of sixteen scientific journals. He has published over five hundred scientific articles and has authored or edited eight books.