Ronald Duman, Ph.D.
Director of Abraham Ribicoff Research Facilities, Laboratory of Molecular Psychiatry
Professor of Psychiatry and Pharmacology at Yale University School of Medicine
Dr. Duman is Professor of Psychiatry and Pharmacology, Director of the Abraham Ribicoff Research Facilities, and is the Elizabeth Mears and House Jameson Professor of Psychiatry at Yale University School of Medicine. Studies from Dr. Duman’s laboratory have contributed to the characterization of the molecular and cellular actions of antidepressants and stress, providing the basis for a neurotrophic hypothesis of depression.
Recent studies also demonstrate that the rapid antidepressant actions of NMDA receptor antagonists are dependent on synaptogenesis and new protein synthesis. These findings represent major advances in our understanding of the effects of antidepressants and provide a framework for the development of novel therapeutic agents. Dr. Duman has received several prestigious awards for his work, including the Anna-Monika Prize, the Nola Maddox Falcone Prize, the Janssen Prize for Research in Psychopharmacology, a NIMH MERIT Award, a NARSAD Distinguished Investigator Award, and the College of International Neuropsychopharmacology Basic Research Award. He is author of over 300 original articles, reviews and chapters and has given over 200 invited lectures.