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M.D., Scientific Vice President, Disease Area Leader in Mood Disorders, Neuroscience, Janssen Research & Development

Wayne C. Drevets, M.D. is the Director and President of the Laureate Institute for Brain Research (LIBR), and the Oxley Professor of Neuroscience Research at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry in Tulsa. In 2009 Dr. Drevets joined the newly formed LIBR to lead a multidisciplinary team that is acquiring neuroimaging, biochemical, genetic and clinical data to investigate the interrelationships between biomarkers, genotype, illness course, and treatment outcome in mood disorders. Dr. Drevets is a past recipient of Young Investigator and Independent Investigator Awards from the National Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia and Depression (NARSAD), and is listed in the Best Doctors in America. He serves on the boards for American College of Neuropsychopharmacology, Society for Neuroscience, Society for Biological Psychiatry the MRC Behavioral & Clinical Neuroscience Centre at Cambridge University, and the ORWH-NIMH SCOR: Center for Sex Differences in Depression at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Drevets has published over 300 articles and chapters that have been cumulatively cited more than 10,000 times in the scientific literature, with major themes of his studies including: characterizing the pathophysiology of mood disorders, delineating neural circuits in which dysfunction leads to development of abnormal mood episodes, investigating the neural mechanisms of antidepressant and mood stabilizing treatments, and developing novel therapeutics for depression.

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