Mclean Hospital
Francine M. Benes, MD, PhD

Francine M. Benes, MD, PhD

McLean Hospital Title:
  • Director, Program for Structural and Molecular Neuroscience
Harvard Medical School Title:
  • William P. and Henry B. Test Professor of Psychiatry, Emerita


In 1967, Dr. Benes received her bachelor’s degree from St. John’s University in New York and in 1972, completed a PhD in Cell Biology at Yale School of Medicine. Between 1972 and 1975, she received post-doctoral training at the City of Hope National Medical Center in California where she used single cell neurochemistry to study GABA neurons. In 1975, Dr. Benes began her medical training at Yale and after graduating in 1978, she completed a psychiatric residency at McLean Hospital and Harvard Medical School.


Basic Neuroscience


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Education & Training:

  • 1967 Bachelor’s degree, St. John’s University
  • 1972 PhD in Cell Biology, Yale School of Medicine
  • 1978 MD, Yale School of Medicine
  • 1972-1975 Post-Doctoral Training, City of Hope National Medical Center
  • 1979-1982 Psychiatric Residency, McLean Hospital/Harvard Medical School




Office Address:

Belmont campus - Mailman Research Center, Room 333A

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