Panos Roussos is an Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Genetics and Genomic Sciences at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. He is a member of Icahn Institute – Genomics and Multiscale Biology and Friedman Brain Institute. He is also a VA/MIRECC Research Physician at the James J. Peters VA Medical Center. He received his medical and doctorate degrees from the University of Crete in Greece and he completed his residency in Psychiatry (research track) at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai followed by a MIRECC research fellowship in schizophrenia.
His early research focused on the genetic exploration of intermediate cognitive phenotypes, including the prepulse inhibition of the startle reflex in human subjects and restoration of deficits using a pharmacogenomic approach. During his residency in psychiatry (Physician-Scientist Research Track) at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, he worked on human postmortem studies by integrating genomics with gene expression and gene network approaches. His research focuses on the integration of high-dimensional data, such as genomic, epigenomic and transcriptomic, using advanced biostatistical methods in order to identify some of the mechanisms through which risk genetic variants increase the risk for neuropsychiatric diseases