Deepak Cyril D’Souza, MD is the Albert E. Kent Professor of Psychiatry, Yale University School of Medicine. He is a staff psychiatrist at VA Connecticut Healthcare System (VACHS) where he has worked since 1992. He is an active clinician, teacher and researcher, with 30 years of experience.
Cyril has been using psychopharmacological probes such as ketamine, amphetamine, THC to evaluate the contributions of various neurotransmitter systems to the pathophysiology of psychosis, cognitive deficits, and reward processing. He also conducts clinical phase 1 to phase 4 trials in neuropsychiatric disorders. Finally, he uses neuroreceptor imaging to study neuropsychiatric disorders. His research is funded by the U.S. National Institute of Drug Abuse, the National Institute of Mental Health, the National Institute of Alcoholism and Alcohol Abuse, VA R&D and several foundations. His work has been published in Molecular Psychiatry, Biological Psychiatry, American Journal of Psychiatry and Neuropsychopharmacology.
He is the Principal Editor of the journal Psychopharmacology. He serves on the Physician’s Advisory Board for the State of Connecticut’s Medical Marijuana Program. He was recently appointed the inaugural Director of the newly created Yale Center for the Science of Cannabis and Cannabinoids.