Dr. Philip R. Szeszko, Jr. received his M.B.A. and Ph.D.
in Clinical Psychology from St. John’s University and completed his
postdoctoral training in neuroscience at the Zucker Hillside
Hospital in Glen Oaks, NY. He is currently an Associate
Investigator within the Feinstein Institute of Medical Research and
Associate Professor in the Department of Molecular Medicine and the
Department of Psychiatry at the Hofstra North Shore – LIJ School of
Medicine. He is also the Director of the Psychiatry Research
Neuroimaging Laboratory at the Zucker Hillside Hospital.
Szeszko’s research combines multimodal neuroimaging, including
diffusion tensor imaging and functional magnetic resonance imaging
to map the neurobiology of brain abnormalities that play a role in
vulnerability pathways in disorders such as schizophrenia, bipolar
disorder and obsessive-compulsive disorder and their functional
correlates. Another focus of his work is on imaging-genetics
to characterize gene effects on brain structure and function.
Szeszko has received funding from the Scottish Rite Schizophrenia
Research Program, American Psychological Association, Brain and
Behavior Foundation (Young Investigator and Independent
Investigator Awards), DANA Foundation, International
Obsessive-Compulsive Research Foundation and American Foundation
for Suicide Prevention. He has also received a K01 (Mentored
Research Scientist Development Award) and R01 funding from the
National Institute of Mental Health. He is an active peer reviewer
for 10 scientific journals and sits on the Editorial Boards of
Progress in Neuro-psychopharmacology and Biological Psychiatry,
Psychiatry Research: Neuroimaging and Schizophrenia Research and
Treatment. He has authored or co-authored over 75
peer-reviewed manuscripts and is a member of the North Shore – LIJ
Institutional Review Board.