S. Hossein Fatemi
S. Hossein Fatemi is the Associate Chair for Neuroscience and Translational Research for the Department of Psychiatry, a Professor of psychiatry, and an Adjunct Professor of neuroscience and pharmacology, at the University of Minnesota Medical School. He received his B.S. degree in biology at Baylor University, Tex, USA, his M.S. and Ph.D. degree in anatomy at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, Neb, USA, and his M.D. degree in medicine at Case Western Reserve University, Ohio, USA. Dr. Fatemi’s research interests include molecular causes and studies of the biological basis of schizophrenia and autism. He is currently the Principal Investigator for two grants from NICHD, one that explores biochemical mechanisms responsible for abnormal brain development in early childhood, as seen in autism, and one that explores the mechanisms by which prenatal infection of mice with human influenza virus causes subsequent brain structural and behavioral abnormalities in adult animals. He is also the Principal Investigator of a grant from NIDA that examines the safety and efficacy of varenicline for smoking cessation in patients with schizophrenia. Moreover, he has published 85 articles and 23 book chapters and has edited three books. Dr. Fatemi has served as a regular Member of the Neural Basis of Psychopathology, Addiction, and Sleep Disorders study section for NIH, and currently he serves as an ad hoc reviewer on the same panel. He has served on the editorial boards of several scientific journals.
Biography Updated on 15 October 2009