Jay Adam Gingrich, M.D., Ph.D.

Jay Adam Gingrich, M.D., Ph.D.


Sackler Professor of Developmental Psychobiology in Psychiatry
Director, Sackler Institute of Columbia University
Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
New York State Psychiatric Institute

Dr. Gingrich and his group use a systems approach to better understand normal and abnormal brain function, in particular, the mechanisms that underlie brain and behavior disorders such as schizophrenia, depression, and anxiety disorders. Their goal is to understand how genetic and epigenetic factors affect behavior and intervening systems such as circuitry, anatomy and physiology. Dr. Gingrich is pursuing several lines of research related to the role of serotonin signaling in the cortex. His lab also has an active program examining the role of the neurotransmitter serotonin on the development of brain circuits that modulate affective and anxiety states. Additionally, the group has developed a mouse model of epigenetic effects of paternal age on behavior and brain function.

Dr. Gingrich received his bachelor’s degree from University of Kansas, and M.D. and Ph.D. degrees from Duke University Medical Center.

NARSAD Grants: Young Investigator 1996 and 1998