Nikolaos P. Daskalakis, MD, PhD
Nikolaos P. Daskalakis, MD, PhD, is an associate neuroscientist and faculty member at the Neurobiology of Fear Laboratory/Division of Depression and Anxiety Disorders, McLean Hospital and Harvard Medical School. He is also a NARSAD young investigator of the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation. Dr. Daskalakis received his MD from University of Athens, his PhD in neuro-psychopharmacology from Leiden University, and completed post-doctoral fellowships in clinical neuroendocrinology at Leiden University Medical Center and molecular psychiatry and bioinformatics at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and James J. Peters VA Medical Center.
Dr. Daskalakis’ research focuses on the interaction between stress and brain functions in health and disease, conducting a variety of translational studies and following an integrative systems approach to the study of PTSD. Using whole-tissue and cell-type specific RNA-sequencing and epigenetic profiling from brain, induced neuronal cells and blood, he is seeking to identify specific gene pathways and networks associated with vulnerability and resilience to PTSD. As an active member of the Psychiatric Genomic Consortium (PGC) PTSD Workgroup, he is also leading large-scale genetic analyses and the Systems Biology Working group.