Ralph Joseph DiLeone PhD

Associate Professor of Psychiatry and of Neurobiology

Departments & Organizations

Yale Combined Program in the Biological and Biomedical Sciences (BBS): Neuroscience | Molecular Cell Biology, Genetics and Development

Interdepartmental Neuroscience Program

Neurobiology: Kavli Institute for Neuroscience

Psychiatry: Connecticut Mental Health Center | Molecular Psychiatry, Division of | Stress & Addiction Clinical Research Program | DiLeone Lab

Research Interests

Addictions; Animal Behavior; Ethology; Animal Nutrition; Diseases and Disorders; Drug Abuse; Eating Disorders; Etiology; Evolution; Genetic Manipulation; Natural History; Obesity; Psychiatry more...


  • B.A., Skidmore College, 1992
  • Ph.D., Stanford University, 1998

Selected Publications

  • Naryanan, N.S., Land, B.B., Solder, J.E., Deisseroth, K., and R.J. DiLeone (2012) Prefrontal D1 dopamine signaling is required for temporal control. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 109(50) 20726-31.
  • Guarnieri, D.J., et al., (2011) Gene profiling reveals a role for stress hormones in the molecular and behavioral response to food restriction. Biological Psychiatry, Published online, August 17th, 2011.
  • Sears, R.M., et al, (2010) Regulation of nucleus accumbens activity by the hypothalamic neuropeptide melanin-concentrating hormone. J. Neurosci. 30(24): 8263-8273.



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