Dr Zoltan Sarnyai

Dr Sarnyai is currently Associate Professor of Pharmacology, James Cook University, Australia. He was previously University Lecturer in the Department of Pharmacology, University of Cambridge, UK and Fellow of Pembroke College, Cambridge where he served as Director of Studies for Medicine.

His current research primary focuses on studying the molecular mechanisms of psychiatric disorders, including drug addiction. Dr. Sarnyai’s research career included a Research Fellowship at the Department of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School followed by a junior faculty position jointly held in the Laboratory of Neuroendocrinology and Laboratory of Biology of Addictive Diseases at the Rockefeller University. Before returning to academic research and teaching at University of Cambridge in 2003, Dr. Sarnyai had spent three years in setting up and managing part of the scientific and business operations of a neuroscience-focused biotechnology company in the USA. Dr. Sarnyai’s research has been summarised in more than 60 original papers and reviews in high-impact journals and in ten book chapters and a number of invited conference presentations. He was awarded the Curt P. Richter Prize by the International Society of Psychoneuroendocriniology for his work on neuropeptides and brain function, the prestigeous NARSAD (National Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia and Depression) Young Investigator Award. the Arthur Vining Davis Clinical Fellowship by the Rockefeller University and the Ethel DuPont Warren Fellowship by the Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School.