Dr.Nurnberger is an expert in psychiatric genetics and psychopharmacology. He has developed methods for the identification of genes important in human and animal behavior. Currently, he is involved in national and international collaborative efforts to localize and identify such genes with a concentration in the areas of affective disorders and addictive disorders. He has also identified and developed biological markers of genetic vulnerability for affective disorder and has utilized animal models to extend this work.
He received a B.S. in Psychology from Fordham College (Fordham University) in 1968, an M.D. from Indiana University in 1975, and a Ph.D. from Indiana University in Neural Sciences in 1983. Following completion of psychiatric residency at Columbia University-Presbyterian Medical Center (New York Psychiatric Institute) in 1978, Dr. Nurnberger served as Medical Officer at the National Institute of Mental Health Intramural Research Program. He became a tenured scientist in the Clinical Neurogenetics Branch and was Acting Chief of the Section of Clinical Genetics and Chief of the NIMH Outpatient Clinic. He left NIMH in 1986 to become Director of the Indiana University Institute of Psychiatric Research and Research Coordinator for the Department of Psychiatry. He holds faculty appointments in the Program on Medical Neurobiology and the Department of Medical and Molecular Genetics. He presently serves as Vice Chairman for Research in the Department of Psychiatry.
Dr. Nurnberger is a member of the American College of
Neuropsychopharmacology and a Fellow of the American Psychopathological
Association. He was the Milton S. and Harriet H. Parker Lecturer in
Psychiatry and Human Genetics at Ohio State University in 1993 and
received the Exemplary Psychiatrist Award from the National Alliance
for the Mentally Ill in 1992. He has served as president of the
Psychiatric Research Society. He has been a member or regular reviewer
for National Study Sections since 1982. He chairs a national
collaborative initiative on the genetics of Bipolar Affective Disorder
for the National Institute of Mental Health, serves as a member of the
Board of Directors of the International Society of Psychiatric Genetics
and is founding editor for the international journal Psychiatric
Genetics. Dr. Nurnberger teaches medical students and residents in the
areas of psychopharmacology, genetics, and the neurobiologic bases of
psychiatric disorders. He also supervises individual research efforts
in these areas for students, fellows and junior faculty.
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