Ming T. Tsuang, M.D., Ph.D., D.Sc.

Ming T. Tsuang, M.D., Ph.D., D.Sc.


Distinquished University Professor,
Behavioral Genomics Chair and Director
Center for Behavioral Genomics, Department of Psychiatry
University of California, San Diego and
Director, Harvard Institute of Psychiatric Epidemiology & Genetics,
Harvard Medical School and Harvard School of Public Health

Dr. Ming Tsuang is a renowned researcher in the fields of human genetics and neuropsychiatric diseases such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and PTSD and is interested in the identification of clinically useful biomarkers for these disorders. He has developed large-scale international collaborative studies that span the spectrum of psychiatric genetic research. After identifying panels of diagnostic biomarkers for schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, he has more recently been pursuing biomarkers that predict individual susceptibility to the later emergence of mental illnesses such as autism spectrum disorder and PTSD. In addition, he has been pursuing biomarkers of treatment response to both pharmacologic and behavioral interventions for psychiatric disorders so that more personalized treatments may be offered in the future.

A former Stanley Cobb Professor of Psychiatry and Chair, Harvard Medical School, Dr. Tsuang served as Superintendent and President of Massachusetts Mental Health Institute of Psychiatry.

NARSAD Grants: Distinguished Investigator 1998

Foundation Prizes: 2010 Lieber Prize for Outstanding Achievement in Schizophrenia Research