Prof John F Cryan BSc (Hons), PhD
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Western Gateway Building
University College Cork
John F. Cryan is Professor & Chair, Dept. of Anatomy & Neuroscience, University College Cork. He received a B.Sc. (Hons)
and PhD from the National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland. He was a visiting fellow at the Dept Psychiatry, University
of Melbourne, Australia (1997-1998), which was followed by postdoctoral stints at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia,
USA and The Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, California. He spent four years at the Novartis Institutes for BioMedical
Research in Basel Switzerland, as a LabHead, Behavioural Pharmacology prior to joining UCC in 2005 where he was a Senior
Lecturer in Pharmacology in the School of Pharmacy and in the Dept. Pharmacology & Therapeutics UCC. Currently he is also
a Principal Investigator in the Alimentary Pharmabiotic Centre (http://www.ucc.ie/research/apc/content) and Food Health Ireland (http://www.fhi.ie).
Dr. Cryan has an H-Index of 37 (ISI Web of science) having published over 160 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters including articles in high-impact journals such as PNAS, Neuron, Nature Reviews Neurosci. Molecular Psychiatry, Biological Psychiatry, Progress in Neurobiology, Nature Reviews Drug Discovery, Gastroenterology, Gut and Journal of Neuroscience. He has edited books on "Behavioural Neurogenetics" (Springer Press, 2012) and on "Depression: From Psychopathology to Pharmacotherapy" (Karger Press, 2010).
Dr. Cryan has given over 40 Invited Lectures at various Institutions worldwide, and more than 30 Invited Oral/Plenary presentations
at International Conferences. Dr. Cryan is an Editor of both British Journal of Pharmacology and Neuropharmacology. He is Advisory Editor of Psychopharmacology; on the Board of Reviewing Editors of Brain Research; an Associate Editor of Frontiers in Behavioural Neuroscience; an Associate Editor of Frontiers in Psychopharmacology; an Associate Editor of Frontiers in Gastrointestinal Pharmacology; an Editorial Board Member of Behavioural Pharmacology and has acted as Guest Editor of both Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews and International Journal of Neuropsychopharmacology. He is an adhoc reviewer for 72 different journals including Science, PNAS, J.Neurosci, Mol. Psychiatry, Arch Gen Psych, TiPS, Nature Methods and PLOS Biology. He organised a highly successful Conference for the European Behavioural Pharmacology Society in Cork in 2008 "From Mouse to Man: Behavioural Genetics and its Relevance to Psychiatric Disorders".and is on the Programme Committee for the 24th Congress of the European College of Neuropsychopharmacology, Paris, France, September, 2011. He is co-organiser of the 21st Neuropharmacology Conference in Washington DC in November
2011 on the topic of Anxiety and Depression.
Dr. Cryan is a member of the International Union on Pharmacology (IUPHAR) Committee on GABAB receptors. He is a member of the Full Committee of the European Behavioural Pharmacology Society and served as its Meeting Secretary and Executive Committee Member from 2007-2009. Dr Cryan has been honoured with the European College of Neuropsychopharmacology (ECNP) Fellowship Award, the Wyeth Psychopharmacology Award from British Association of Psychopharmacology and the Young Scientist Award from the European Behavioural Pharmacology Society.
He is currently External Examiner for University Birmingham, BMed Sci Degree and Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology, BSc
(Hons) Degree in Applied Biology and Biopharmaceutical Sci. He has been an invited PhD thesis examiner at University of Bordeaux,
France; Trinity College Dublin; Katholike Universiteit Leuven, Belgium; University Oxford, UK; University of Utrecht, The
Netherlands; Univ Tartu, Estonia,Kings College London, Univ Aarhus, Denmark and the Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden.