John H. Krystal, M.D., the newly appointed Albert E. Kent Professor of Psychiatry, is an expert on the psychopharmacology and neurobiology of schizophrenia, traumatic stress and alcoholism and substance abuse.

His most recent research focuses on the neurobiology of schizophrenia and alcoholism, and he has developed several new investigative paradigms to probe possible neurobiologic abnormalities in schizophrenia. He also established clinical research programs using magnetic resonance imaging and magnetic resonance spectroscopy in order to study the brains of healthy individuals vs. those with psychiatric illnesses.

Krystal is deputy chair for research in the School of Medicine’s Department of Psychiatry and is deputy director for clinical research in the Abraham Ribicoff Research Facilities at the Connecticut Mental Health Center. He is author or co-author of more than 100 articles on a wide range of subjects, including post-traumatic stress disorder, the body’s responses to certain antipsychotic drugs, effects of sleep deprivation on depressed individuals and chronic alcohol use. He has also written numerous book chapters and reviews.