Daskalakis, who was born and raised in Toronto, attended the University of Toronto as an undergraduate and completed medical school at Queen’s University in 1994, followed by residency training in psychiatry at the University of Toronto. While still a resident, he also began graduate studies at the Institute of Medical Science at the University of Toronto, earning his PhD in 2002. From 2002 until coming to UC San Diego, Daskalakis was a member of the University of Toronto faculty, rising to full professor and Temerty Chair in Therapeutic Brain Intervention at CAMH. Daskalakis has published more than 390 peer-reviewed papers in journals ranging from the Lancet and Trends in Cognitive Sciences to the Archives of General Psychiatry and JAMA Psychiatry. He is an editorial board member of Biological Psychiatry and associate editor for Clinical Neuropsychiatry. He holds or has received funding support from the Brain and Behavior Research Foundation (formerly NARSAD), the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Brain Canada and the National Institute of Mental Health, part of the National Institutes of Health in the United States. Daskalakis is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Laidlaw Prize from the Institute of Medical Research, the Young Investigator Award from the Canadian College of Neuropsychopharmacology and the Samarthji Lal Award in Mental Health Research from the Graham Boeckh Foundation.
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