Biography

Ronald S. Duman

Ronald S. Duman, Ph.D.

Dr. Duman is Professor of Psychiatry and Neurobiology, Director of the Abraham Ribicoff Research Facilities, and the Jameson Professor of Psychiatry at Yale. Studies from Dr. Duman’s laboratory have contributed to characterization of the molecular and cellular actions of stress, depression, and antidepressant treatments, providing the basis for a neurotrophic and synaptic hypothesis of depression. He has also studied the role of the innate immune system in the pathophysiology and treatment of depression. These findings represent major advances in our understanding of the effects of antidepressants and provide a framework for the development of novel therapeutic agents. Dr. Duman has received several awards for his work, including the Anna-Monika Prize, Nola Maddox Falcone Prize, Janssen Prize, NIMH MERIT Award, a NARSAD Distinguished Investigator Award, and is a member of the National Academy of Sciences. He is author of over 300 original articles, reviews and chapters and has given over 250 invited lectures.