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Scott J Russo, PhD
    • Positions
    • PROFESSOR | Neuroscience
    • PROFESSOR | Psychiatry
    • Language
    • English

Dr. Russo is a Professor of Neuroscience at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. He obtained his Ph.D. in Psychology from the City University of New York in 2003. He then completed his postdoctoral work in Psychiatry and Psychology at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center before joining the faculty at the Icahn School of Medicine in 2008. While at Sinai, a major focus of Dr. Russo’s research has been to understand the neural and immunological mechanisms of neuropsychiatric disorders. He has published nearly 80 peer-reviewed original research manuscripts and 20 review articles and commentaries, many of which are in top tier journals. In addition, he has been the recipient of many recent honors and awards. He was named a Kavli National Academy of Science Frontiers Fellow in 2009, elected a full member of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology in 2011, received the Johnson and Johnson/IMHRO Rising Star Translational Research Award in 2011, elected to the Faculty of 1000 Biology in 2012, and was listed as a “Highly Cited Researcher” and “Most influential Scientific Minds” by Thomson-Reuters in 2015. See Dr. Russo's lab website:


Research Topics

Behavior, Bioinformatics, Biophysics, Computational Biology, Computer Simulation, Depression, Drug Design and Discovery, Integrins, Mathematical and Computational Biology, Membrane Proteins/Channels, Multiple Sclerosis, Protein Complexes, Protein Structure/Function, Signal Transduction, Synapses, Synaptic Plasticity, Synaptogenesis, Theoretical Biology, Theoretical Biophysics

Multi-Disciplinary Training Areas

Biophysics and Systems Pharmacology [BSP], Neuroscience [NEU]


PhD, Graduate School and University Center of CUNY

, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center