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Matthew Girgenti, PhD

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Matthew Girgenti, PhD

Matthew Girgenti, PhD

Research Biologist

Clinical Neurosciences Division

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Academic Appointment

  • Yale School of Medicine, Associate Research Scientist in Psychiatry


  • Yale School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry, Postdoctoral Fellow, 2019
  • University of Connecticut, Department of Physiology and Neurobiology, PhD, 2015
  • Fairfield University, Department of Molecular Biology, BS, 2002

Expertise and Interests

  • Molecular Pathology of PTSD and suicide
  • Psychiatric Genomics
  • Molecular and cellular mechanisms of traumatic stress

Membership in Professional Societies

  • Society for Neuroscience
  • Society of Biological Psychiatry
  • American Association for the Advancement of Science

Awards and Honors

  • VISN1 VA Career Development Award
  • Brain and Behavior Research Young Investigator Award
  • NIDA/Yale Neuroproteomics Pilot Award

Selected Publications

Girgenti, M. J., & Duman, R. S. (2018). Analysis of bulk tissue transcriptome data reveals convergence of cell types altered in schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. Biological Psychiatry, 84(11), 772-774.

Girgenti, M. J., & Duman, R. S. (2018). Transcriptome alterations in posttraumatic stress disorder. Biological Psychiatry, 83(10), 840-848.

Girgenti, M. J., Hare, B. D., Ghosal, S., & Duman, R. S. (2017). Molecular and cellular effects of traumatic stress: Implications for PTSD. Curr Psychiatry Rep. 19(11): 85.

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