Drew Kiraly, MD, PhD, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai


Dr. Kiraly received his bachelor’s degree in Neurobiology and Biochemistry from Drew University where he graduated magna cum laude and was selected to Phi Beta Kappa. After two years working in the lab of Dr. Jane Taylor at Yale University, he went on to enroll in the MD-PhD program at the University of Connecticut. His PhD thesis in the lab of Dr. Betty Eipper examined the role of postsynaptic protein Kalirin-7 in behavioral response to cocaine and NMDA receptor localization at the synapse. His thesis work was published in the Journal of Neuroscience and Biological Psychiatry among others, and he was awarded the Bloomberg Prize as the top clinical student in psychiatry. Dr. Kiraly is currently the Chief Resident for Research in Psychiatry and an Instructor in Neuroscience at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. While working in the laboratory of Dr. Eric Nestler he has developed lines of research examining the role of neuroimmune interactions and the gut microbiome in the development of psychostimulant addiction.