Gordon and Virginia MacDonald Distinguished Chair in Human Genetics
Professor of Neurology and Psychiatry
David Geffen School of Medicine at University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)
Dr. Geschwind is the Gordon and Virginia MacDonald Distinguished Professor of Human Genetics, Neurology and Psychiatry at UCLA. In his capacity as Senior Associate Dean and Associate Vice Chancellor of Precision Health, he leads the Institute for Precision Health at UCLA. His laboratory has pioneered the application of systems biology methods in neurologic and psychiatric disease discovering multiple disease causing genes and disease mechanisms. Dr. Geschwind has put considerable effort into fostering large-scale collaborative patient resources for genetic research and data sharing. He has served on numerous scientific advisory boards, including the Faculty of 1000 Medicine, the Executive Committee of the American Neurological Association, the Scientific Advisory Board for the Allen Institute for Brain Science, the NIMH Advisory Council and the NIH Council of Councils. He has published over 400 papers and serves on the editorial boards of Cell, Neuron and Science. He has received several awards for his laboratory work and leadership and is an elected Member of the American Association of Physicians and the National Academy of Medicine.