Christopher Pittenger, M.D., Ph.D.

Christopher Pittenger, M.D., Ph.D.

About Me:

I am originally from: Baltimore, Maryland, USA

Today, I live in: New Haven, CT, USA

My Undergraduate Degree was in: Molecular Biochemistry and Biophysics, BS + MS, from: Yale University

My Graduate Degree was in: Neurobiology & Behavior, from: Columbia University

I currently work at: Yale University


About My Work:

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My field of study is: Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder - Neurobiological underpinnings and novel treatments of OCD and Tourette Syndrome

I enjoy this because: It keeps me thinking and often surprises me.

I am currently working on: Novel treatments for OCD based on targeting the neurotransmitter glutamate; animal models of the pathophysiology of OCD and Tourette syndrome

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More About Me:

Right Handed or Left Handed: Right

What is your favorite word? Sesquipedalian

What place in the world would you most like to visit? New Zealand

Do you have any nicknames? ChrisPitt

What was the last song that played on your iPod? Dance Me to the End of Love -- Madeleine Peyroux

Favorite Movie: Through the WormholeMonty Python and the Holy Grail

Desk: messy or organized? Messy

How many languages can you speak and what are they? Fluent only in English. Used to be pretty fluent in French, but now very rusty; spotty Spanish.

Do you play any instruments? Used to play the violin, but it would be pretty painful to listen to now!

Your Perfect Pizza: Carmelized onions, feta, fresh tomatoes, fresh basil

If I was not doing what I am doing today, I might be working as: Househusband

Here is what I'd like to share with the world: Nachos

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