Patrick D. Skosnik, PhD

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry

Departments & Organizations

Office of Student Research

Psychiatry: Schizophrenia Research Clinic


Dr. Skosnik trained in Neuroscience at Northwestern University where he was mentored by Dr. Sohee Park. His doctoral work involved the formulation of a novel hypothesis stating that schizophrenia pathology is caused in part by a dysregulation of the brain’s endogenous cannabinoid system. Subsequently, Dr. Skosnik completed postdoctoral study at the Indiana University Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences where he was involved in electrophysiology research under the tutelage of Dr. Brian O’Donnell and Dr. William Hetrick. After his postdoctoral study, he joined the Yale University Department of Psychiatry as research faculty where he worked with Dr. Deepak C. D’Souza examining the electrophysiological correlates of cannabinoids in humans. In 2013, Dr. Skosnik was appointed as an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the Yale University School of Medicine, and now directs the Psychophysiology Laboratory within the VA-CMHC-Yale Schizophrenia Research Clinic (Directed by Dr. Deepak C. D’Souza and Dr. Mohini Ranganathan). He has been the recipient of two NARSAD Young Investigator Awards, was invited to participate in the NIH Early Career Reviewer (ECR) Program, and his work has been featured on the covers of Biological Psychiatry, Neuropsychopharmacology, and Clinical Neurophysiology.

Education & Training

PhD Northwestern University (2000)
Postdoctoral Fellow Indiana University

Honors & Recognition

  • Society for Neuroscience Meeting Hot Topics SelectionSFN (2013)

  • NIH Early Career Reviewer (ECR) ProgramNIH (2012)

  • NARSAD Young Investigator AwardBrain & Behavior Research Foundation (2010)

  • Clinical Research Loan Repayment Award (LRP)NIH (2009)

  • Member, Marquis Who's Who in America®, inducted in 2008Marquis Who's Who in America® (2008)

  • NARSAD Young Investigator AwardBrain & Behavior Research Foundation (2005)

Professional Service

  • NIH Biobehavioral Regulation, Learning and Ethology (BRLE) NIH Study Section NIH (2012 - 2013)

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