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Elisabeth Binder, MD, PhD

Associate Professor
Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Research group leader
Max-Planck Institute of Psychiatry, Munich, Germany

Phone: 404-727-2027

Fax: 404-727-3233


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Elisabeth Binder has received her medical training at the Medical University of Vienna, Austria and the Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium. She then completed a PhD in Neuroscience at Emory University, Atlanta, USA. She currently holds a joint appointment as as an Associate Professor in Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Emory University School of Medicine and a Research Group Leader (RG Molecular Genetics of Depression) at the Max-Planck Institute of Psychiatry in Munich. Dr. Binder has authored or co-authored more than 80 original articles and book chapters in the fields of neuropsychopharmacology, neuroendocrinology and psychiatric genetics. Elisabeth Binder has received a number of awards and honors, including the Theodore Reich award of the International Society of Psychiatric Genetics and the Max Hamilton award of the Collegium Internationale Neuropsychopharmacologicum. Her main research interests are the pharmacogenetics of antidepressant drugs as well as gene x environment interactions in mood and anxiety disorders, with a focus on genes regulating the stress hormone response.