Edward Scolnick

Edward Scolnick

Professor of the Practice Emeritus; Chief Scientist, Stanley Center for Psychiatric Research, Broad Institute

Before closing his lab, Edward Scolnick provided critical insights into the genetic underpinnings of a variety of psychiatric disorders, including bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, and autism.


  • MD, 1965, Harvard  Medical School

Research Summary

After retiring as President at Merck Research Laboratories, Edward Scolnick founded the Stanley Center in 2007, two-and-a-half years after moving to the Broad Institute. His goal is to enhance our understanding of serious mental illnesses like bipolar disorder and schizophrenia. Given that our genetic code greatly influences our risk for developing such diseases, he works to unravel the genome and provide insight into underlying biochemical abnormalities.





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