Academic Status and Matthew Flinders Distinguished Professor
Julio Licinio,MD, FRANZCP, is Deputy Director, Translational Medicine and Head, Mind andBrain Theme at the South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute andStrategic Professor of Psychiatry, Flinders University.He is also Research Professor at University of Southern California, LosAngeles. He was previously Director, John Curtin School of Medical Research, ANU,and head of the Translational Medicine Department. ProfessorLicinio lived for 25 years in the USA, wherehe had training in endocrinology and psychiatry atUniversity of Chicago, Albert Einstein and Cornell. Professor Licinio is aninternational leader in translational research in depression and obesity and conducted research for over 20 years at Yale, NIH, UCLA, University ofMiami and at the ANU, with key leadership positions. He is also Chief Editor ofthree Nature Publishing Group journals, Molecular Psychiatry (ImpactFactor: 14.897, number 1 worldwide), The Pharmacogenomics Journal (IF 5.1) and Translational Psychiatry. Professor Licinio'sresearch spans the lab and clinic examining obesity,depression, and their interface.
M.D., University of Bahia School of Medicine,Salvador, Bahia, Brazil, 1977-82 Residencyin Internal Medicine, University of São Paulo Medical Center, Brazil, 1982-84Fellowshipin Medicine/Endocrinology, TheUniversity of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine, Chicago, Illinois, 1984-85Internshipin Psychiatry (PGY 1), Montefiore Medical Center, AlbertEinstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University, Bronx, New York, 1985-86Research-TrackResidency in Psychiatry (Assistant Psychiatrist, PGY 2-4). Preceptors:Katherine A. Halmi, M.D., and Gerald L. Klerman, M.D., The New York Hospital -Cornell Medical Center, Westchester Division, White Plains, New York, 1986-89 ClinicalAssociate in Psychiatry, Cornell University Medical College, NewYork, New York, 1986-88 SeniorClinical Associate in Psychiatry, Cornell University Medical College, NewYork, New York, 1988-89VisitingScientist, Clinical Neuroendocrinology Branch, IntramuralResearch Program, National Institute of Mental Health, Bethesda, MD, USA, 1989-1990Fellow and Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Yale University,New Haven, Connecticut, 1990-1993Chief,Unit on Clinical Research, Clinical Neuroendocrinology Branch, IntramuralResearch Program, National Institute of Mental Health, NIH, Bethesda, MD,1993-1999Professorof Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, David Geffen School of Medicine atUCLA, University of California, Los Angeles, CA, 1999-2006.
First Place - State of Bahia Medical School AdmissionExamination: 99.96 percentile, 1977.ResearchScholarship awarded by the Vice-Provost, Federal University of Bahia, 1982.NationalFinalist - University of São Paulo School of Medicine, Brazil, MedicalResidency Admission Examination: 98.3 percentile, 1982.
Deputy Director, Translational Medicine and Head, Mind andBrain Theme, South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute
Strategic Professor of Psychiatry, Flinders University
Obesity and metabolism
: Major Depressive Disorder, Methylation, Epigenetics, Pharmacogenetics, Genes, Hippocampus, Pre-Frontal cortex, Animal restraint model, real-time PCR
; Depression, inflammation, behaviour, gut bacteria, rodents, immunoassay, neurotransmitter, cytokines, hippocampus, antidepressant
: Clinical research
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GoogleScholar Citation ReportSum of citations: 14,873 Average citations/item: 49.74 - 38 papers with over 100 citations each h-index: 53 i10-index 30----------------------------------------Founding Editor-in-Chief: Molecular Psychiatry - Nature Publishing Group, founded in 1996