- John H. Krystal
John H. Krystal, M.D. ’84, HS ’88, is one of six mental health professionals to receive an award from the American College of Psychiatrists at its annual meeting in February. Krystal, the Robert L. McNeil Jr. Professor of Translational Research and chair of the Department of Psychiatry, received the Stanley Dean Research Award, which honors an individual who has had a major impact on the treatment of schizophrenic disorders. Krystal’s seminal contribution to the field was the development of the ketamine model, an approach that highlights the role of NMDA receptors in cognition and behavior and guides the development and testing of promising new approaches to the neurobiology and treatment of schizophrenia.