Gretchen Hermes MTS, MD, PhD

Instructor in Psychiatry

Departments & Organizations

Psychiatry: Yale Stress Center

Research Interests

stress; development; social enrichment and neglect; synaptic plasticity, metabolism; mitochondria; schizophrenia, depression, PTSD, anxiety more...


  • M.A., Harvard Divinity School, 1997
  • Ph.D., University of Chicago, 2003
  • M.D., University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, 2007

Selected Publications

  • Simon-Areces, J., Dietrich, MO, Hermes, G, and T. Horvath, UCP2 regulates neuronal differentiation of the hippocampus and related adult behavior, PLoS ONE 2012, 7(8):e42911.
  • Hermes, G., Li, N., Duman, C. and R. Duman, Post-weaning chronic social isolation produces significant behavioral dysregulation with decreases in prefrontal cortex synaptic-associated protein and glutamate receptor expression in female rats. Physiology and Behavior, Special Issue on Stress, 2010, 104(2011): 354-359.
  • Hermes, G., Delgado, B., Krausz, T., Conzen, S., and M. K. McClintock, Social isolation dysregulates stress and behavioral responses and increases the burden and malignancy of spontaneous mammary tumors. Proceedings of the National Academy, 2009, 106(52):22393-8.



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