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Professor Julio Licinio: The pharmacogenomics of depression at ANU

Professor Julio Licinio: The pharmacogenomics of depression at ANU

Director of the John Curtin School of Medical Research Professor Julio Licinio gives this lecture entitled 'From bench to clinical care: The pharmacogenomics of depression' at ANU on 30 August 2010.

Professor Licinio is Director of the John Curtin School of Medical Research at the ANU, where he also heads the Translational Medicine Department.

Professor Licinio came to Australia in September of 2009. Prior to that, he worked for 25 years in the United States at University of Chicago, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Cornell, Yale and NIH. His last appointments were as Director of the Translational Science Graduate Program and Vice-Chairman of Psychiatry at University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and Chairman of Psychiatry and Associate Dean (Translational Science) at University of Miami.

He is currently a member of an NIH review panel and has served as member of the US Secretary of Health and Human Services Advisory Committee on Genetics, Health, and Society. Professor Licinio is trained in endocrinology, psychiatry and neuroscience and his research is focused on translational pharmacogenomics of obesity and depression.

He is the founding editor of Molecular Psychiatry and The Pharmacogenomics Journal, both by the Nature Publishing Group.
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