Professor Marina Picciotto

Deputy Director

Marina R. Picciotto is the Charles BG Murphy Professor in Psychiatry and Deputy Chair for Basic Science, Professor of Neuroscience, of Pharmacology and in the Child Study Center at Yale University. Dr. Picciotto’s laboratory studies the function of acetylcholine and its receptors in the brain, including research related to addiction, depression, learning and appetite. Her work spans molecular genetic, biochemical, cell biological, anatomical, electrophysiological, behavioral and human studies, highlighting her philosophy that strong basic neuroscience can be clinically relevant.