Elisabeth Binder PhD

Member of Scientific Advisory Board

Dr Elisabeth Binder is an Associate Professor in Psychiatry and Behavioural 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. 

Elisabeth 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 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. Elisabeth has authored and co-authored more than 80 original articles and book chapters in the fields of neuropsychopharmacology, neuroendocrinology, and psychiatric genetics. Shehas received a number of awards and honours, 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.