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Albert Higgins-Chen, MD/PhD

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry; NRTP, Yale Department of Psychiatry

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Albert Higgins-Chen, MD/PhD



Albert Higgins-Chen is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at Yale University where he is a principal investigator. During his MD/PhD training at the University of Michigan, he worked with C. elegans identifying genes regulating aging and longevity. He is a clinically trained psychiatrist and has applied aging biomarkers to investigate how mental health and treatment affect aging. He now develops new methods for measuring the biological aging process and the effects of aging interventions.

Education & Training

  • MD/PhD
    University of Michigan, Cellular and Molecular Biology (2017)
  • AB
    Harvard University, Biochemical Sciences (2009)


  • Board Certification
    AB of Psychiatry & Neurology, Psychiatry (2021)

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