University of Southern California, USA
Dr. Julio Licinio, M.D., F.A.P.A., is Professor and Director, John Curtin School of Medicine, The Australian National University, and head of the Department of Translational Medicine. He is also a Research Professor at the University of Southern California, in Los Angeles. Professor Licinio is originally from Brazil and lived for over 25 years in the United States, where he had clinical and research training in endocrinology and psychiatry at University of Chicago and Cornell. He then held academic positions at Yale, NIH, and UCLA, where he was Professor and Vice-Chair of Psychiatry and Director of the Center for Pharmacogenomics. Prior of moving to Australia, he was Miller Professor, Chairman of Psychiatry and Associate Dean at University of Miami. His work on the fundamental endocrine and pharmacogenomic mechanisms at the interface of obesity and depression has been extensively funded by NIH, and it is highly cited in the scientific literature. Dr. Licinio is the Founding Editor of three Nature Publishing Group journals, The Pharmacogenomics Journal, Translational Psychiatry and Molecular Psychiatry, which has an Impact Factor of 15, the highest in its field worldwide.
Clinical and research training in endocrinology and psychiatry.