Ronald Stanton Duman PhD

Elizabeth Mears and House Jameson Professor of Psychiatry and Professor of Neurobiology; Director, Abraham Ribicoff Research Facilities

Departments & Organizations

Yale Combined Program in the Biological and Biomedical Sciences (BBS): Neuroscience

Office of Student ResearchNeuroscience Microarray Center, YaleInterdepartmental Neuroscience ProgramNeurobiologyNIMH Research Training Program in Childhood-onset Neuropsychiatric Disorders | Albert J. Solnit Integrated Training | Psychiatry: Connecticut Mental Health Center; Molecular Psychiatry, Division of; VA-Yale Clinical Neurosciences PTSD Research Program; Stress & Addiction Clinical Research Program; VA National Center for PTSD

Research Interests

Depression; Antidepressants; Stress; Molecular biology; Neuropharmacology Signal transduction pathways; Gene expression; Identifying the molecular and cellular adaptations that underlie the actions of psychotropic drugs and stress more...


  • Ph.D., University of Texas, 1984

Selected Publications

  • Kang H-J, B Voleti, T Hajszan, G Rajkowska, C Stockmeier P Licznerski, A Lepack, MS Majik, LS Jeong, M Banasr, H Son, and RS Duman (2012) Decreased expression of synapse related genes and loss of synapses in major depression. Nature Medicine [Epub ahead of print].
  • Li N, BY Lee, R-J Liu, M Banasr, J Dwyer, M Iwata, C Greer, X-Y Li, G Aghajanian, and RS Duman (2010) Rapid antidepressant actions of NMDA receptor antagonists require synaptic protein synthesis and spine formation. Science 329:959-964.
  • Duric V, M Banasr, P Licznerski, H Schmidt, C Stockmeier, A Simen, SS Newton, and RS Duman (2010) Negative regulator of MAP kinase is increased in depression and is necessary and sufficient for depressive behavior. Nature Medicine 16:1328-32.



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