One Mind Scientific Advisory Board

Amit Etkin One Mind

Amit Etkin, M.D., Ph.D.

Alto Neuroscience Founder & CEO

Amit Etkin, MD, PhD, is a trained psychiatrist, neuroscientist and has been on the Stanford faculty since 2010. As a tenured Professor, he became an international leader in the neuroscience of psychiatric disorders and their treatments. In recognition of the influence of his ideas and work, Amit received the Director’s Pioneer Award; the most competitive and prestigious NIH grant and the first one given in clinical psychiatry. He has also consistently ranked in the top 0.1% of researchers by citations.  

Amit brings broad-based scientific and programmatic leadership and a compelling vision for connecting scientific discoveries to pragmatic clinical and business goals. He has a proven track record of success, with publications in high-impact journals, raising extensive public and private funding, and managing a large and diverse team of scientists, clinicians, and engineers towards a shared scientific vision. He received his MD/PhD at Columbia University with Nobel laureate Eric Kandel, completed his psychiatry residency and concurrent postdoc at Stanford University with Alan Schatzberg.  

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