Keynote Speaker

SUNY Upstate Medical University, New York

Julio Licinio, M.D., PhD, is Senior Vice President for Academic and Health Affairs, Executive Dean, and Dean of the College of Medicine at SUNY Upstate Medical University, where he is also Professor in the Departments of Psychiatry, Pharmacology and Medicine. Prior to joining Upstate in 2017, he was Deputy Director for Translational Research and Head, Mind-Brain Theme at the South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute and Matthew Flinders Distinguished Professor of Psychiatry at Flinders University in Adelaide, Australia, and previously he was Director of the John Curtin School of Medical Research, Australian National University. Dr. Licinio had clinical and research training in endocrinology and psychiatry at University of Chicago and Cornell. He is recognized internationally as a leader in translational research in depression and obesity. He has conducted clinical and translational research for over 25 years at Yale, NIH, UCLA, University of Miami and in Australia, where he has had key leadership positions. He is also founding Editor of three Springer Nature journals, Molecular Psychiatry, Translational Psychiatry, and The Pharmacogenomics Journal. 


The future of depression pharmacogenomics:
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