William Byerley, MD - Contact Information

William Byerley, MD

Title: Professor in Residence


University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, MD

Postgraduate Training:

UCSD, Fellowship in Psychopharmacology and Psychobiology

Biography Summary:

Dr. Byerley's research focuses on genomic studies of schizophrenia and Manic Depressive Disorder (Bipolar I).   He was an early leader in using genetic isolates for gene mapping studies and he continues to devote considerable efforts on these special populations.  His molecular genetics laboratory is located at the Langley Porter Psychiatric Institute. Dr. Byerley is the recipient of a distinguished teaching award from UCSD, a member of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology (ANCP) and is on the scientific advisory board of the Brain and Behavior Research Foundation.  Molecular genetics and genome bioinformatic projects are possible for students and postdoctoral trainees, depending on interests and expertise. Dr. Byerley is founder of the San Francisco and Park City Molecular Psychiatry Meetings. For further information about these meetings see: www.molecularpsychiatry.net. He is also founder and chief editor of Molecular Neuropsychiatry (http://www.karger.com/Journal/Home/261873).

Clinical Expertise:

Schizophrenia and Manic Depressive Disorder (Bipolar I)

Educational Expertise:

Schizophrenia, Manic Depressive Disorder and gene mapping

Research Areas:

Molecular genetic studies of schizophrenia and Manic Depressive Disorder

Campus Location: Parnassus

Publications on PubMed »

Neurosciences and Schizophrenia Fellowship
Molecular Psychiatry Association


Leadership in research, education, psychiatric care and public service