Biological Sciences Training Program (BSTP) in Psychiatry: NIMH-Funded (T32) Training Grant


  • To train post-doctoral fellows in biological and behavioral neurosciences relevant to mental illness and health
  • To help fill a nationally recognized need of increasing the number of research psychiatrists with a grounding in basic biological sciences
  • To develop the interest of basic scientists in clinical problems as well as interdisciplinary aspects of their own basic research
  • To promote cross-fertilization between basic researchers and individuals with clinical experience/expertise

Who is eligible?

  • Psychiatrists, generally after completing two or three years of clinical residency training
  • Individuals with a PhD degree in basic science


Trainees work with any Department of Psychiatry Faculty mentor pursuing research and/or other academic activities consistent with the program’s patient-oriented research mission.

How to Apply / Contact Us:

Interested individuals may contact Ms. Georgia Miller [e-mail link] or any of the affiliated BSTP Training Faculty listed below.

BSTP Training Faculty:

Ronald Duman, PhDProfessor and Program Drector
Nii Addy, PhDAssistant Professor
George K. Aghajanian, MDProfessor
Meenakshi Alreja, PhDAssociate Professor
Robert Beech, MD, PhDAssistant Professor
Hilary Blumberg, MDProfessor
Ralph DiLeone, PhDAssociate Professor
Joel Gelernter, MDProfessor
John Krystal, MDProfessor
Arie Kaffman, MD, PhDAssistant Professor
Paul Lombroso, MD, PhDProfessor
Robert Malison, MDProfessor
Angus Nairn, PhDProfessor
Marina Picciotto, PhDProfessor
Christopher Pittenger, MD, PhDAssistant Professor
Robert H. Roth, PhDProfessor
Gerard Sanacora, MD, PhDProfessor
Samuel Sathyanesan, PhDAssistant Professor
Stephen Strittmatter, MD, PhDProfessor
Jane Taylor, PhDProfessor
Flora Vaccarino, MD, PhDProfessor