Eric Nestler, MD, PhD
Dr. Nestler has served on the Board of Scientific Counselors and National Advisory Drug Abuse Council of the National Institute on Drug Abuse, on the National Advisory Mental Health Council for the National Institute of Mental Health, and as Council member and President (2011) of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology. He also served as Council member and President (2017) of the Society for Neuroscience, the world’s largest organization of scientists and physicians devoted to understanding the brain. He is a member of the Scientific Advisory Boards of One Mind (Co-Chair) and of the National Alliance for Research in Schizophrenia and Depression, and is a past member of the Board of Directors of the McKnight Endowment Fund in Neuroscience. He also serves as a member and chair of the Depression Task Force of the Hope for Depression Research Foundation. Dr. Nestler was elected to the Institute of Medicine (now National Academy of Medicine) in 1998 and to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2005. He is the recipient of numerous awards and honors, including the Pfizer Scholar Award in 1987, Sloan Research Fellowship in 1987, McKnight Scholar Award in 1989, Fondation Ipsen Prize in Neural Plasticity in 2008, Patricia Goldman-Rakic Award in 2008 and Falcone Prize in 2009, both from NARSAD, Rhoda and Bernard Sarnat International Prize in Mental Health of the Institute of Medicine in 2010, an honorary doctorate from Uppsala University in 2011, Anna Monika Prize in Depression Research in 2012, Wilbur Cross Distinguished Alumnus Award from Yale University School of Graduate Studies in 2017, Paul Hoch Distinguished Service Award from the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology in 2017, the Redelsheimer Distinguished Award, Society of Biological Psychiatry, and honorary doctorate from Concordia University in 2020.