Prof. Bernard Lerer MD, PhD
Scientific Advisory Board
Prof. Bernard Lerer is the Professor of Psychiatry and Director of the Biological Psychiatry Laboratory at Hadassah-Hebrew University Medical Center, Israel. He was chosen to lead Hadassah BrainLabs, National Knowledge Center for Research on Brain Disorders established at Hadassah Medical Center by the Israel Ministry of Science. His main research interests are the molecular genetic basis of major psychiatric disorders, particularly schizophrenia, depression, psychiatric genetics and pharmacogenetics and the neurochemical mechanisms of action of antidepressants, mood stabilizers and brain stimulation. He has a strong interest in internet-based assessment and e-medicine development. Prof. Lerer has extensive international research collaborations and has been Visiting Professor at the Universities of Cape Town, Copenhagen, Hiroshima and Miami. He has received research support from the National Institutes of Health, the European Union, the Israel Science Foundation and the Israel Ministries of Health, Science and Economics. Prof. Lerer has published over 340 papers in peer-reviewed journals as well as book chapters and 4 books.