Associate Professor of Psychiatry and in the Child Study Center
Director, Yale OCD Research Clinic
Associate Director, Neuroscience Research Training Program
Christopher Pittenger earned his MD and Ph.D. degrees from Columbia University, where his graduate work was done with Nobel Prize recipient Eric Kandel. He returned to Yale University - where he had done his undergraduate studies - for residency and research training in psychiatry in 2003. He joined the faculty as an Assistant Professor in 2007 and was promoted to the rank of Associate Professor in 2013.
During his Ph.D. studies in basic neurobiology, he became fascinated by the brain's ability...