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Pamela Sklar, MD, PhD
    • Positions
    • PROFESSOR & CHAIR | Genetics and Genomic Sciences
    • PROFESSOR | Psychiatry
    • PROFESSOR | Neuroscience
    • Language
    • English

Pamela Sklar is a neuroscientist, human geneticist and clinical psychiatrist investigating the genetic causes of psychiatric disorders, including schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. A major focus of her prior work has been to identify susceptibility genes for psychiatric diseases by applying tools developed for understanding and characterizing human sequence variation. Currently, she is Chair of the Department of Genetics and Genomic Sciences, and holds an endowed chair as Mount Sinai Professor of Psychiatric Genetics, and is a Professor of Genetics and Genomic Sciences. 


Research Topics

Depression, Epigenetics, Genetics, Human Genetics and Genetic Disorders, Schizophrenia, Stem Cells, Synapses, Synaptic Plasticity, Synaptogenesis

Multi-Disciplinary Training Areas

Genetics and Genomic Sciences [GGS], Neuroscience [NEU]


BA, St. John's College

MD, PhD, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine