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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, Part-Time


Nikolaos P. Daskalakis, MD, PhD, is an associate neuroscientist at McLean Hospital, an assistant professor of psychiatry, part-time, at Harvard Medical School and a BBRF-NARSAD young investigator. He received his MD from University of Athens, his PhD in neuropsychopharmacology from Leiden University, and completed post-doctoral fellowships in clinical neuroendocrinology at Leiden University Medical Center and in molecular psychiatry/bioinformatics at Icahn School of Medicine.

Dr. Daskalakis’ research focuses on the interaction between stress and the brain in health and disease, conducting translational studies in humans and animals following an integrative systems approach. He uses whole tissue and cell type specific RNA sequencing and epigenetic profiling, from the brain, induced neuronal cells, and blood, to identify gene pathways and networks associated with vulnerability and resilience to PTSD. As a member of the Psychiatric Genomic Consortium PTSD Workgroup, Dr. Daskalakis leads large-scale genetic-based analyses and the systems biology working group.


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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