Nenad Sestan
Nenad Sestan
Harvey and Kate Cushing Professor of Neuroscience, and Professor of Comparative Medicine, of Genetics and of Psychiatry Executive Director, Genome Editing Center, Yale School of Medicine
Elected to the Academy in 2020


University of Zagreb, 1995, MD Yale School of Medicine, 1999, PhD, Neurobiology

Professional Area

Neuroscience, Neurodevelopment and Regeneration, Psychiatry, Genomics, Genetics, Evolutionary Biology, Comparative Medicine


For seminal contributions to our understanding of the molecular mechanisms that control the formation of neural circuits within the developing brain of humans and other mammals and revealing how neural circuit development was modified during evolution and may become compromised in neuropsychiatric disorders.