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Nikolaos P. Daskalakis, MD, PhD

Nikolaos P. Daskalakis, MD, PhD

McLean Hospital Title:
Harvard Medical School Title:
  • Assistant Professor of Psychiatry


Nikolaos P. Daskalakis, MD, PhD, is an associate neuroscientist at McLean Hospital, an assistant professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, and an associate member at the Broad Institute. He received his MD from University of Athens, his PhD in neuropsychopharmacology from Leiden University, and completed fellowships in neuroendocrinology at Leiden University and in systems biology at Icahn School of Medicine.

Dr. Daskalakis focuses on the interaction between stress and the brain, conducting translational studies following an integrative systems biology approach. His lab uses bulk tissue and cell type specific epigenomic and transcriptomic profiling of the brain and blood to identify and validate gene pathways and networks associated with vulnerability and resilience to PTSD. Dr. Daskalakis leads the Systems Biology Workgroup of Psychiatric Genomic Consortium for PTSD. He is an editor for Brain Sciences and Frontiers (in Behavioral Neuroscience, Endocrinology, and Neuroscience).


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Education & Training:

  • 2006 MD, University of Athens, Athens, Greece
  • 2011 PhD in Neuropsychopharmacology, Leiden University, Leiden, The Netherlands
  • 2011 Clinical Research Fellow, Division of Endocrinology, Department of Internal Medicine, Leiden University Medical Center, Leiden, The Netherlands
  • 2012-2014 Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship, Department of Psychiatry, Icahn School of Medicine, Mount Sinai/James J. Peters VA Medical Center




Office Address:

Belmont campus - Oaks Building