Elliot S. Gershon, M.D.


  • Professor, Department of Human Genetics, Committee on Molecular Medicine/MPMM


M.D., Harvard University, 1965


The University of Chicago
AMB M344A / MC 3077 
5841 South Maryland Ave. 
Chicago, Illinois 60637


Phone:  (773) 834-2660

Website (Lab)

Website (Dept. of Psychiatry & Behavioral Neuroscience)


As many as 450 million people worldwide suffer from a mental or behavioral disorder, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Schizophrenia and bipolar disorder are two of the six leading causes of years lived with disability. Identification of the genetic factors of bipolar and schizophrenia disease will improve our understanding of these complex diseases, and will lead to better diagnosis and treatment.

Our lab focuses on using a comprehensive approach comprising genetics, bioinformatics, genomics, and animal models to identify the molecular mechanisms of major psychiatric diseases, particularly bipolar disorder and schizophrenia. 

Our long term goal is to host a series of research projects which first use integrated approaches to identify genetic factors of psychiatric disease, then use animal models to study their in vivo biological functions.

Research Papers in PubMed