Professor Julio Licinio

Academic Status and Matthew Flinders Distinguished Professor

College of Medicine and Public Health

place Flinders Medical Centre
GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia
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.
Qualifications
M.D., University of Bahia School of Medicine,Salvador, Bahia, Brazil, 1977-82       Residencyin Internal Medicine, University of São Paulo Medical Center, Brazil, 1982-84

Fellowshipin Medicine/Endocrinology, TheUniversity of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine, Chicago, Illinois, 1984-85

Internshipin Psychiatry (PGY 1), Montefiore Medical Center, AlbertEinstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University, Bronx, New York, 1985-86

Research-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, 1988-89

VisitingScientist, Clinical Neuroendocrinology Branch, IntramuralResearch Program, National Institute of Mental Health, Bethesda, MD, USA, 1989-1990

Fellow and Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Yale University,New Haven, Connecticut, 1990-1993

Chief,Unit on Clinical Research, Clinical Neuroendocrinology Branch, IntramuralResearch Program, National Institute of Mental Health, NIH, Bethesda, MD,1993-1999

Professorof Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, David Geffen School of Medicine atUCLA, University of California, Los Angeles, CA, 1999-2006.

 Miller Professorand Chairman, Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, University ofMiami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, FL, 2006-2008

 CEO,University of Miami Behavioral Health, Miami, FL, 2006-2009

 Chief ofService, Department of Psychiatry, Jackson Memorial Hospital, Miami, FL, 2006-2008

Directorand Professor, John Curtin School of Medical Research, The Australian NationalUniversity, Canberra, ACT, Australia, 2009 - 2013

Head,Department of Translational Medicine, John Curtin School of Medical Research, TheAustralian National University, Canberra, ACT, Australia, 2009 – 2013

ResearchProfessor, Department of Psychiatry, University of Southern California, LosAngeles, California, USA, 2010 –

President,International Society of Translational Medicine, 2013 – 2014 

Honours, awards and grants
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.

Residentrepresentative to the 25th Anniversary of the American College ofNeuropsychopharmacology, CornellUniversity Medical Center, Westchester Division, 1986.

EliseKraft Ledman Prize for Psychiatric Research. The New York Hospital - CornellUniversity Medical Center, Westchester Division, 1987.Travelaward to attend the VIII International Congress of Endocrinology in Kyoto.Granted by the International Society of Endocrinology, London, U.K. 1988.

AmericanCollege of Neuropsychopharmacology / Mead Johnson Travel Fellowship (Sponsor:Gerald L. Klerman, M.D.). Grantedby the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology, 1988.TravelAward and Honorable Mention - Lilly Psychiatric Research Fellowship, awarded bythe American Psychiatric Association, Office of Research, Washington, DC, 1989.

EliseKraft Ledman Prize for Psychiatric Research, The New York Hospital - CornellUniversity Medical Center, Westchester Division, 1989.

SmithKlineBeecham Award, Society of Biological Psychiatry, 1990.

YoungInvestigator Award. International Congress on Schizophrenia Research andSchizophrenia Branch, NIMH, 1991.

AlmaFoster Davis Investigator Award. NARSAD- National Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia and Depression, 1992.

AmericanFederation for Medical Research Biomedicine Travel Award, 1996

HenryL. Moses Award, Clinical Science, Montefiore Medical Center Staff and AlumniAssociation, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, New York, 1996.

Theodore and Vada Stanley Foundation ResearchAward, 1997.

The Endocrine Society Travel Award,1998.

The 2011 BarbaraEll Lecture. "Pharmacogenomics of Depression and Obesity."  Victor Chang Institute, Sydney, NSW,Australia

The2013 Annual Eliahu Youdim Memorial Lecture. “Fostering Translational Researchin Depression: Opportunities and Pitfalls.” NationalInstitute for Psychobiology in Israel.

 The 213 Kester Brown Lecture.“Depression & Obesity: Modern Diseases”. Australian Society ofAnaesthesiology, Canberra, ACT, Australia. 

 

 

Key responsibilities
Deputy Director, Translational Medicine and Head, Mind andBrain Theme, South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute

Strategic Professor of Psychiatry, Flinders University
Research expertise
Genetics
Neurosciences
Nutrition and dietetics
Pharmacology and pharmaceutical sciences
Research interests
Depression
Mood disorders
Obesity and metabolism
Pharmacology
Genetics
Pharmacogenetics
Neuroscience
Supervisory interests
Depression
Genetics
Metabolism
Mood disorders
Neuropharmacology
Neuroscience
Obesity
Obesity and metabolism
Pharmacogenetics
Pharmacology
Higher degree by research supervision
Current
Principal supervisor: Major Depressive Disorder, Methylation, Epigenetics, Pharmacogenetics, Genes, Hippocampus, Pre-Frontal cortex, Animal restraint model, real-time PCR (1), Depression, inflammation, behaviour, gut bacteria, rodents, immunoassay, neurotransmitter, cytokines, hippocampus, antidepressant (1)
Completion
Principal supervisor: Clinical research (2), Pharmacology (1)
Higher degree by research student achievements
Marc Riedl

Masters in Clinical Research -

Helen Lavtresky

Masters in Clinical Research -

Gillian Reierson

SFN Graduate Student Travel Award Winner. Annual Conference, Chicago, IL, USA - NOV 2009

Gina Rinetti

Travel Award - Psychoneuroimmunology Research Society Meeting, Utrecht, Netherlands - MAY 2003

Jonas Hannestad

Travel Award - Psychoneuroimmunology Research Society Meeting, Utrecht, Netherlands - MAY 2003

Gillian Reierson

Resident in Psychiatry, Stanford University - JUL 2012

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Further information
GoogleScholar Citation Report

Sum of citations:            14,873

      Average citations/item:   49.74 - 38 papers with over 100 citations each

h-index:                           53

i10-index                         30

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Founding Editor-in-Chief:

            Molecular Psychiatry - Nature Publishing Group, founded in 1996

            http://www.nature/mp

2012 Impact Factor:                14.897

2012 ISI ranking:                    1st of 135 in Psychiatry

                                                            7th of 251 in Neuroscience

                                                            5th of 290 in Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

2012 ISI Immediacy Index:     3.879


            The Pharmacogenomics Journal - Nature Publishing Group, founded in 2002

            http://www.nature.com/tpj

2012 Impact Factor:                5.134

2012 ISI ranking:                    19h of 260 in Pharmacology & Pharmacy

                                                23rd of 161 in Genetics & Heredity

2012 ISI Immediacy Index:     1.123


            Translational Psychiatry - Nature Publishing Group, founded in 2011

           http://www.nature.com/tp