Panos Roussos, MD, PhD

Panos Roussos, MD, PhD


Research Scientist
Nathan S. Kline Institute for Psychiatric Research Roussos Lab Page
Director, Center for Disease Neurogenomics
Professor, Department of Genetics and Genomic Sciences
Professor, Department of Psychiatry
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
The Roussos Lab
Panagiotis.Roussos@nki.rfmh.org
Panagiotis.Roussos@mssm.edu
P: (845)398-5426
F: (845)398-5422

Education


M.S. (Neuroscience) University of Crete, Heraklion, Crete, Greece
Ph.D. (Neuroscience) University of Crete, Heraklion, Crete, Greece
M.D. University of Crete, Heraklion, Crete, Greece
Postdoctoral Training
Resident in Psychiatry, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, NY
Fellowship in Schizophrenia, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, NY

Awards and Honors


2020 Eva King Killam Research Award for excellence in Translational Research, American College of Neuropsychopharmacology
2016 Named Member of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology
2016 Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers, White House
2015 Elected to attend and Awarded Pilot Funds, Charleston Conference on Alzheimer's Disease
2013 Young Investigator Award
2013 Best Research Paper, New York State Psychiatric Association Scientific Paper Contest
2013 Travel Award, International Congress on Schizophrenia Research
2013 Named Associate Member, American College of Neuropsychopharmacology
2012 Travel Award, American College of Neuropsychopharmacology
2012 Domestic Travel Fellowship Award, Society of Biological Psychiatry
2012 Research Colloquium for Junior Investigators Travel Award, American Psychiatric Association
2012 Best Research Paper, New York State Psychiatric Association Scientific Paper Contest
2012 Early Academic Career Award, APA/Merck
2011 Best Research Paper, New York State Psychiatric Association Scientific Paper Contest
2010 Outstanding Resident Award, National Institute of Mental Health
2010 Travel Award, International Society of Psychiatric Genetics
2006 Lilly Fellowship and oral presentation for the best poster, BAP Summer Meeting, Oxford, UK

Research Interests

Dr. Roussos research is focused on the genetic exploration of intermediate cognitive phenotypes, including the prepulse inhibition of the startle reflex in human subjects and restoration of deficits using a pharmacogenomic approach. During his residency in psychiatry (Physician-Scientist Research Track) at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, he worked on human postmortem studies by integrating genomics with gene expression and gene network approaches. His research focuses on the integration of high-dimensional data, such as genomic, epigenomic and transcriptomic, using advanced biostatistical methods in order to identify some of the mechanisms through which risk genetic variants increase the risk for neuropsychiatric diseases. Research is also focused on discerning the neurobiology of neuropsychiatric illnesses through understanding the regulation of gene expression. He applies a combination of Molecular Biology and Bioinformatics approaches to tackle these questions.

Publications

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