Prof. Scott Russo MD
Department of Psychiatry
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
New York (NY), USA

Dr. Scott 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 where he directs the Brain and Body Research Center. Dr. Russo is well known for his contributions to understanding the neural and immunological basis of neuropsychiatric disorders. His translational studies of the immune system in depression have changed the way we think about mental illness providing detailed mechanisms by which disturbances in peripheral immunity lead to changes in complex behavior. He has also dissected the circuitry in the brain that controls abnormal social behaviors—including aggression and violence—leading to new perspectives on social dysfunction in people with neuropsychiatric illness.