Robert J. Fenster, MD, PhD
Robert J. Fenster, MD, PhD, is an Instructor in Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and a Research Fellow in the Ressler lab where he is studying cell-type specific molecular signatures of early life stress. He is interested in the application and development of novel technologies to understand psychiatric illness and to develop molecularly targeted therapeutic strategies. Robbie graduated with an A.B. in Biochemical Sciences summa cum laude from Harvard University, studied for a degree in English Literature from the University of Cambridge, and then completed the Tri-Institutional M.D.-Ph.D. program at Weill Cornell Medical College and The Rockefeller University, training in the laboratory of Dr. Paul Greengard. He completed residency training in psychiatry at Brown University and developed an interest in the chronic effects of early life stress during a year in which he worked as a staff psychiatrist in the King County jail in Seattle, Washington. He has previously been supported by an F30 NRSA grant, as well as the R25 research training grant at Brown University, and is currently funded by the Maria Lorenz Pope Fellowship.