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I graduated from Cornell University in 1979 with a B.S. in Biology and a concentration in Neurobiology. From 1979-1981, I worked in the laboratory of Dr. Richard Robertson in the Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology at the University of California, Irvine. I performed my doctoral studies in the laboratory of Dr. David Prince in the Department of Neurology and Neurological Sciences at Stanford University and received my Ph. D. in 1986. I was then a Postdoctoral Fellow in the labs of Prof. Beat Gahwiler in Zurich, Switzerland, and Dr. Robert Wong, then at Columbia University. In 1990, I returned to the University of Zurich, Switzerland, as an Assistant Professor at the Brain Research Institute. I completed my Habilitation in 1993 and was promoted to Associate Professor. In January, 1998, I joined the Department of Physiology of the University of Maryland, Baltimore, School of Medicine, where I received tenure in 2002 and was Chair from 2011-2022. I am currently a Professor and Director of the Center for Novel Therapeutics at the University of Colorado School of Medicine's Department of Psychiatry. 





Scott Thompson, PhD 

Professor, Department of Psychiatry
Director, Center for Novel Therapeutics
University of Colorado School of Medicine
Anschutz Medical Campus


Scott Thompson, PhD

Building RC2 – Office 9123,

12700 E. 19th Avenue, 

Aurora, CO  80045

(303) 724-5125


Psychiatry (SOM)

CU Anschutz

Anschutz Health Sciences Building

1890 N Revere Ct

Suite 4003

Mail Stop F546

Aurora, CO 80045


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