Advisory Committee Chair
Child & Brain Development
Elisabeth Binder is a medical doctor and neuroscientist.
Her main research interests are the identification of molecular moderators of the response to environmental factors, with a focus on early trauma and gene x environment interactions. She studies how such factors influence trajectories to psychiatric disease or well-being, ultimately to use this information for novel prevention and treatment strategies.
- GDBBS Distinguished Alumni Award, Emory University, 2015
- Max Hamilton Memorial Prize of the Collegium Internationale Neuropsychopharmacologicum (CINP), 2012
- Theodore Reich Young Investigator Award of the International Society of Psychiatric Genetics, 2010
- Behrens-Weise-Stiftung grant, 2009
- NARSAD Michael F. Kaplan Investigator, 2007
Arloth, J., Bogdan, R., Weber, P., Frishman, G., Menke, A., Wagner, K. V., … & Altmann, A. (2015). Genetic differences in the immediate transcriptome response to stress predict risk-related brain function and psychiatric disorders. Neuron, 86(5), 1189-1202.
Zannas, A. S., Binder, E., & Mehta, D. (2016). Genomics of PTSD. In Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (pp. 231-264). Hoboken, NJ, USA: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Mehta, D., Klengel, T., Conneely, K. N., Smith, A. K., Altmann, A., Pace, T. W., … & Bradley, B. (2013). Childhood maltreatment is associated with distinct genomic and epigenetic profiles in posttraumatic stress disorder. Proceedings of the national academy of sciences, 110(20), 8302-8307.
Klengel, T., & Binder, E. B. (2013). Allele-specific epigenetic modification: a molecular mechanism for gene–environment interactions in stress-related psychiatric disorders?. Epigenomics, 5(2), 109-112.
Binder, E. B., & Ressler, K. J. (2012). Emerging methods in the molecular biology of neuropsychiatric disorders. In Handbook of clinical neurology (Vol. 106, pp. 191-209). Elsevier.
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