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


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

Selected Publication

  • 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.