Dr. Daskalakis, MD, PhD, is an associate neuroscientist at McLean Hospital and member of the faculty of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. He is also director of Data-science and Translational-medicine. He has received several young investigator awards including the 2015 BBRF-NARSAD Young Investigator and 2018 Brooking Mental Health Research Scholar. He received his MD from University of Athens, his PhD in neuropsychopharmacology from Leiden University, and completed post-doctoral fellowships in clinical neuroendocrinology at Leiden University Medical Center and in molecular psychiatry/bioinformatics at Icahn School of Medicine.
Dr.Daskalakis’ research focuses on the interaction between stress and the brain in health and disease, conducting translational studies in humans and animals following an integrative systems approach. He uses whole tissue and cell type specific RNA sequencing and epigenetic profiling, from the brain, induced neuronal cells, and blood, to identify gene pathways and networks associated with vulnerability and resilience to PTSD. As a member of the Psychiatric Genomic Consortium PTSD Workgroup, Dr. Daskalakis leads large-scale genetic-based analyses and the Systems Biology working group.