Ralph DiLeone, Ph.D.

Dr. DiLeone received his Ph.D. from Stanford University and is currently Professor of Psychiatry and Neuroscience at Yale University in New Haven. He leads a team of investigators focused on establishing an understanding of the molecular and neuronal circuits that are responsible for controlling reward-related behavior. This team is defining molecular and neural mechanisms that regulate eating and are important in the development of obesity.

Dysfunction of these appetitive behaviors also contributes to related pathological states, such as eating disorders, drug addiction, and depression. In particularly. Dr. DiLeone is invested in the development of innovative scientific tools needed to facilitate efforts to better understand the molecular and cellular basis of neural plasticity and animal behavior, with the goal to best design novel therapeutic approaches to these disorders.