Wade Berrettini, M.D., Ph.D.
Karl E. Rickels Professor of Psychiatry, Director, Center for Neurobiology and BehaviorUniversity of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine
Dr. Berrettini is the Karl E. Rickels Professor of Psychiatry, at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine. He earned his MD (1977) degree and PhD degree (Pharmacology, 1979) from Thomas Jefferson University (TJU). After completing residency training in Psychiatry, he studied genetics of behavioral disorders at the National Institute of Mental Health for ten years. Since 1997, Dr. Berrettini has served as the Director of the Center for Neurobiology and Behavior, a group of interdisciplinary scientists studying genetic and biologic influences on brain disorders and behavior. The author of more than 400 scientific publications, his research interests include genetics and pharmacogenetics of addictions, mood disorders, schizophrenia and epilepsy.