Jonathan Savitz

Jonathan Savitz

About Me:

I was born in: July

I am originally from: Johannesburg, South Africa

Today, I live in: Tulsa, OK

My Undergraduate Degree was in: Psychology, from: University of the Witwatersrand

My Graduate Degree was in: Psychiatric Genetics, from: University of Cape Town

My other degree is: MS, in neuropsychology

I currently work at: Laureate Institute for Brain Research


About My Work:

SavitzMy field of study is: Depression - Neuroimaging of Mood Disorders

I enjoy this because: My research is not only intellectually interesting but hopefully may serve to help people who suffer from mood disorders.

I am currently working on: A functional imaging study testing responses to happy and sad faces in people with major depressive disorder (MDD) and their healthy relatives.
High-resolution structural imaging of people with mood disorders.
Measuring the frequency of GAD65 autoantibodies and insulin-resistance in people who have mood disorders. For more information, click here.


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More About Me:

Right Handed or Left Handed:
Right Handed

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What was the last song that played on your iPod?
O Fortuna from Carmina Burana

Favorite TV show:
Lost (first three seasons)

Desk: messy or organized?

How many languages can you speak and what are they?
Two: Afrikaans and English

Your Perfect Pizza:
Vegetarian (cheddar, feta, mozzarella, artichokes, olives, onions, pineapple, garlic)

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

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