Laboratory of Epigenetic Regulation of the Human Brain
Schahram Akbarian

Schahram Akbarian, MD PhD
Professor, Psychiatry
Pofessor, Neuroscience



Internship, General Medicine Beth — Israel Medical Center

Residency, Psychiatry — Massachusetts General Hospital


Schahram Akbarian studied medicine and conducted his thesis work on the central representation of the primate vestibular system at the Freie Universitaet Berlin, Germany. He is a board certified psychiatrist and molecular neuroscientist who trained at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, the Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research in Cambridge and the University of California at Irvine. In 2002, he joined the University of Massachusetts Medical School in Worcester where he established a research program in psychiatric epigenetics and served as the Director of the Brudnick Neuropsychiatric Research Institute. Presently, he heads the Division of Psychiatric Epigenomics in the Departments of Psychiatry and Neuroscience at Mount Sinai School of Medicine.


  • Kleman award, Brain & Behavior Research Foundation
  • Judith Silver Memorial award, National Alliance for the Mentally Ill
  • Outstanding Resident award, NIMH
  • Eva King Killan Research award, American College of Neuropsychopharmacology

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