Wade H. Berrettini, M.D., Ph.D.

Wade H. Berrettini, M.D., Ph.D.

Joined the Scientific Council in 2002

Karl E. Rickels Professor of Psychiatry
Director, Center for Neurobiology and Behavior
University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine

The author of more than 300 scientific publications, Dr. Berrettini conducts research on the genetics and pharmacogenetics of several complex traits, including addictions, mood disorders, eating disorders and epilepsy. 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.

Dr. Berrettini earned his M.D. degree (1977) and Ph.D. degree in pharmacology (1979) from Thomas Jefferson University (TJU). After completing residency training in psychiatry, he studied the genetics of behavioral disorders at the National Institute of Mental Health for 10 years.

NARSAD Grants: Distinguished Investigator 1992, 1999, 2004 and 2009

Foundation Prizes: 1996 Bipolar Mood Disorders Prize for Outstanding Achievement in Mood Disorders Research (renamed the Colvin Prize in 2012).