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Renato Polimanti, PhD, MSc

Associate Professor of Psychiatry; Associate Professor on Term, Chronic Disease Epidemiology

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Renato Polimanti, PhD, MSc

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Human geneticist with a focus on biological psychiatry, human evolution, statistical genetics, and computational biology.

Education & Training

  • Postdoctorate
    Yale University School of Medicine (2016)
  • PhD
    University of Rome "Tor Vergata" (2013)
  • MSc
    University of Rome "Tor Vergata" (2009)
  • BSc
    University of Rome "Tor Vergata" (2008)

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
Pathway Research AwardAlkermes2022
Rising Star Computational Psychiatry Research Award,One Mind2021
Research AwardAmyloidosis Foundation2020
Early-Career InvestigatorDepartment of Veterans Affairs, Million Veteran Program2019
Global ASPIRE AwardPfizer inc.2018
Young Investigator AwardGenes2018
Startup Challenge AwardNational Institute on Drug Abuse2018
Young Investigator AwardAmerican Foundation for Suicide Prevention2017
Explorer GrantSimons Foundation Autism Research Initiative2017
Early-Career Investigator Travel AwardInternational Society of Psychiatric Genetics2016
Academic AwarduBiome (Biotechnology Company)2016
Junior Scientist Travel AwardInternational Journal of Molecular Sciences2016
Early-Career Investigator Travel AwardSociety of Biological Psychiatry2016
NARSAD Young Investigator AwardBrain & Behavior Research Foundation2015

Professional Service

International OCD FoundationReviewer2022
National Science FoundationReviewer2022
Agència de Qualitat i Avaluació Sanitàries de CatalunyaReviewer2022
Cancer Research UKReviewer2022
Special Emphasis ZDE1 YM (07), NIH/NIDCRReviewer2022
Mental Health ScienceEditorial Board Member2022 - Present
Qatar National Research FundReviewer2021 - 2022
PeerJEditorial Board Member2021 - Present
Military Operational Medicine Research ProgramGrant Reviewer2020
Complex PsychiatryCo-Editor-in-Chief2019 - Present
Auditory System Study Section, NIH/NIDCDGrant Reviewer2019
Scientific ReportsEditorial Board Member2019 - Present
The Wellcome Trust/DBT India AllianceGrant Reviewer2019 - 2022
American Society of Human GeneticsReviewer for the Epstein Trainee Awards for Excellence2018
International Society of Psychiatric Genetics/World Congress of Psychiatric GeneticsReviewer for the Early-Career Investigator Program2018 - Present
PLOS OneAcademic Editor2018 - Present
Center for Scientific ReviewEarly Career Reviewer2018 - Present
Israel Science FoundationGrant Reviewer2018 - Present
Defense Medical Research and Development ProgramGrant Reviewer2018
Alzheimer’s AssociationGrant Reviewer2018 - Present
Molecular NeuropsychiatryEditorial Board Member2017 - 2019
Israeli Minister of Science, Technology and SpaceGrant Reviewer2017
Estonian Research CouncilGrant Reviewer2016
International Journal of Alzheimer’s diseaseGuest Editor2013
Journal of Alzheimer’s diseaseAssociate Editor2012
More than 50 international journals, also including top-impact publications such as Biological Psychiatry, Circulation, Genetics in Medicine, Genome Biology, Genome Medicine, Genome Research, Nature Communications, Nature Genetics, Nature Human Behavior, Molecular Psychiatry, Science Advances, and Schizophrenia Bulletin.Ad-Hoc Reviewer2012 - Present

Departments & Organizations