• Press Release

Mount Sinai Position on Discoveries that Drive Innovation in Depression and Addiction

  • New York, NY
  • (August 21, 2018)

This month marks the ten year anniversary of Dr. Eric Nestler’s recruitment to Mount Sinai as the Nash Family Professor of Neuroscience and Director of the Friedman Brain Institute. For decades, Dr. Eric Nestler’s renowned research has been at the forefront of understanding the causes of drug addiction and depression, both of which are among the top causes of disease burden and disability worldwide. Discoveries from his laboratory, based on the use of mouse and rat models, are now the basis of several clinical trials for improved treatments of these conditions. Dr. Nestler, the immediate past president of the Society for Neuroscience, the world’s largest organization of scientists and physicians who study the brain and its disorders, has also been a leading mentor of the next generation of brain scientists. At Mount Sinai, Dr. Nestler has been instrumental in building the Friedman Brain Institute into a powerhouse of research, education, and clinical work across the broad range of psychiatric and neurological disorders. We salute Dr. Nestler on these impressive accomplishments and look forward to further seminal advances in the neurosciences over the next decade at Mount Sinai.

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