Carol A. Tamminga, M.D.

Carol A. Tamminga, M.D.


Professor and Chair of Psychiatry
Lou and Ellen McGinley Distinguished Chair in
Psychiatric Research
McKenzie Chair in Psychiatry
Chief of Translational Neuroscience Research in Schizophrenia
University of Texas Southwestern Medical School

In broad terms, the work of Dr. Tamminga and her colleagues seeks to define predictors and understand the mechanism of treatment response; to create and refine biomarkers, behavioral assessment and genetic variants that characterize psychotic disorders; to evaluate existing therapies for new indications; and, in collaboration with academic, industry and regulatory agencies, to hasten the development of more effective new treatments for psychotic disorders.

Prior to joining the faculty at UT Southwestern, Dr. Tamminga worked at the NIMH, the National Institute of Neurological and Communicative Disorders and Stroke (NINCDS) and the University of Maryland, Maryland Psychiatric Research Center. She co-founded the International Congress on Schizophrenia Research and continues to direct its activities.

NARSAD Grants: Distinguished Investigator 1988 and 2010

Foundation Prizes: 2011 Lieber Prize for Outstanding Achievement in Schizophrenia Research