John Nurnberger, Jr., M.D., Ph.D.
John I. Nurnberger, Jr., M.D., Ph.D.
|Personal Statement||My principal appointment is as the Director of the Institute of Psychiatric Research. I am also Vice Chair of the Department of Psychiatry for Research. I have adjunct appointments in Medical and Molecular Genetics and Medical Neuroscience. I enjoy a combination of research, teaching, clinical service, and administration.|
|Education||Undergraduate: Fordham College (Fordham University)
Medical School: Indiana University School of Medicine
Residency Program: New York State Psychiatric Institute, Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center
Fellowship: National Institute of Mental Health
Diplomate, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
|Current Academic Interests||Teaching: I teach Mood Disorders for PGY I Residents and hold a seminar on Historical Readings in Psychiatry. I also provide mentorship for students, trainees, and junior faculty.
Clinic: Clinics at Midtown Mental Health Center and University Hospital Ambulatory Care Center. Consultant at the Roudebush VA.
Research: My main area of interest is in psychiatric genetics. Our group studies primarily bipolar affective disorder, alcohol dependence, and autism. We are involved in multicenter collaborative efforts to identify single genes and trace their effect on brain function and on vulnerability to psychiatric illness over the lifespan.
|Recent Publications|| Derringer J, Krueger RF, Dick DM, Saccone S, Grucza RA, Agrawal A, Lin P, Almasy L, Edenberg HJ, Foroud T, Nurnberger JI Jr, Hesselbrock VM, Kramer JR, Kuperman S, Porjesz B, Schuckit MA, Bierut LJ; Gene Environment Association Studies (GENEVA) Consortium. Predicting sensation seeking from dopamine genes: A candidate-system approach. Psychol Sci 21(9):1282-1290, 2010.