Professor of Neuroscience, Director of the Center for Affective Neuroscience and the Brain Body Research Center, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Dr. Russo is a renowned neurobiologist and Professor in the Nash Family Department of Neuroscience at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and The Friedman Brain Institute. Dr. Russo is internationally known for his contributions to understanding the neural and immunological basis of neuropsychiatric disorders. His translational studies have identified new disease mechanisms in depressed humans that cause depression-like behaviors in rodent models. He has also identified circuitry in the brain that controls abnormal social behaviors, helping us to take a new perspective on social dysfunction in people with neuropsychiatric illness.