JOINED THE SCIENTIFIC COUNCIL IN 2008
Professor, Robert R. Sprague Chair in Brain Imaging
Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior
University of California, Irvine
Dr. Potkin’s career has been devoted to understanding the causes of, and development of new treatments for schizophrenia, affective disorder, Alzheimer’s disease and other neuropsychiatric diseases. He directs two interdisciplinary research consortia as well as a large clinical trials program. The Biomedical Imaging Research Network is a national consortium of computer scientists, physicists, cognitive scientists and physicians developing tools and the associated infrastructure needed for multi-site neuroimaging studies. He also directs the Transdisciplinary Imaging Genetics Center that develops new methods for combining imaging and genetic data to leverage the power of these disciplines as a gene discovery tool for neuropsychiatric illness.
Dr. Potkin received his M.D. from Washington University in St. Louis and completed his residency in psychiatry at Duke University. Dr. Potkin spent nine years at the NIMH as a clinical research psychiatrist prior to joining the University of California, Irvine.