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Elisabeth Binder

Born 1971 in Vienna, Austria. Studies of Medicine at the University of Vienna; PhD Studies in neurosciences at the Emory University, Atlanta, GA, USA. Since 2004 Assistant Professor at the Depts. of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and Human Genetics, Emory University School of Medicine. Since 2007 work group leader at the Max-Planck-Institute of Psychiatry. Since 1. August 2013 director and scientific member at and of the Max-Planck-Institute of Psychiatry.
Dr. Binder's research focuses on the understanding of the molecular and functional underpinnings of psychiatric genetic associations in mood and anxiety disorders as well as gene x environment interactions in these

Max-Planck-Institute of Psychiatry
Translational Research in Psychiatry
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disorders. To this aim, she uses state of the art human genetics methods as well as neuroendocrine measures and has recently established epigenetic research in her laboratory. Dr. Binder has authored or co-authored more than 70 articles and chapters in the fields of neuropsychopharmacology, neuroendocrinology and psychiatric genetics. Her articles have been published in renowned journals such as Nature Genetics, Nature, Neuron, Molecular Psychiatry, the Journal of the American Medical Association and Archives of General Psychiatry. Dr. Binder has received well over 10 awards and honors, including a 2010 Theodore Reich Young Investigator Award of the International Society of Psychiatric Genetics. Among other professional memberships Dr. Binder is a member of the Society for Biological Psychiatry and an associate member of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology. She is an external advisory board member of the Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Traumatic Brain Injury Clinical Consortium sponsored by the US Department of Defense.