Conor Liston, MD, PhD
Conor Liston, MD, PhD, is a clinical psychiatrist specializing in the management of treatment-resistant mood disorders. He’s also an associate professor of neuroscience and psychiatry at Weill Cornell Medicine. The long-term goals of his research program are to define basic mechanisms by which prefrontal cortical brain circuits support learning, memory, and motivation, and to understand how these functions are disrupted in depression, OCD, and other neuropsychiatric disorders. His team is also developing neuroimaging technologies for informing psychiatric diagnosis in human populations and predicting treatment response to transcranial magnetic stimulation and other forms of therapeutic neuromodulation. Their research has been recognized with awards from the Klingenstein-Simons Foundation Fund, the Rita Allen Foundation, the Dana Foundation, the One Mind Institute, the Pritzker Neuropsychiatric Disorders Consortium, the Hope for Depression Research Foundation, and the Wellcome Leap Foundation.
Dr. Liston graduated summa cum laude from Harvard College and received his PhD and MD from The Rockefeller University and Weill Cornell Medicine, respectively. He subsequently completed his residency in psychiatry at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and received postdoctoral training at Stanford University.