Raquel Gur, M.D., Ph.D.

Raquel Gur, M.D., Ph.D.


Karl and Linda Rickels Professor of Psychiatry
Vice Chair for Research Development
Director of the Neuropsychiatry Section
University of Pennsylvania

Dr. Gur is Professor of Psychiatry Neurology and Radiology at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine where she directs the Neuropsychiatry Section and the Schizophrenia Research Center and is Vice Chair of Research Development in the Department of Psychiatry.

Her combined training in Psychology, Neurology and Psychiatry has provided the tools to pursue an academic career working with basic and clinical neuroscientists to advance the understanding of schizophrenia. In directing these research endeavors, she has interacted with scientists of diverse backgrounds, conducted collaborative interdisciplinary research, mentored junior faculty and trainees, and has come to know many patients and their families.

She is a member and has served in organizations including the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences, the NIMH Council and the American Psychiatric Association task forces including the DSM-5 Psychosis work group. She is Past President of the Society of Biological Psychiatry and President of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology. NIMH has supported her research efforts and she has over 440 publications in peer-reviewed journals.

NARSAD Grants: Distinguished Investigator 1999

Foundation Prizes: 2009 Lieber Prize for Outstanding Achievement in Schizophrenia Research