The Nathan S. Kline Institute for Psychiatric Research (NKI)


Developing New and Better Ways to Prevent, Detect and Treat Psychiatric Disorders

What We Do

Our research encompasses understanding psychiatric disorders through studies in neurogenetics and neurochemistry; brain imaging; evaluating cognition deficits; understanding the molecular and cellular basis of diseases; and early intervention for people at high risk.

World Class Research

NKI investigators consistently publish in top-tier journals, and their papers are frequently among the most cited in their field. By these measures, NKI ranks among the best research facilities in the world.

Director’s Message

Our focus is to diminish the impact of psychiatric illness by changing the landscape of brain health, and adding to the knowledge base — from genes and neurons, to drugs and receptors, to cultural understanding.

Programs and Centers

News, Awards & Recognition

NKI Science Day 2024

NKI Science Day 2024
The wide range of excellent research happening at NKI was showcased at our annual Science Day on April 30th in ...

NKI’s Most Highly Cited Researchers

NKI’s Most Highly Cited Researchers
This year, three NKI investigators have been recognized for their high-impact research. Ralph Nixon, MD, PhD, F. Xavier Castellanos, MD, ...

Mark Klinger, DVM, Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

Mark Klinger, DVM
Dr. Mark Klinger was presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award by the Metro New York Branch - American Association for ...

C-BIN Secures Conte Center Grant Renewal

Schroeder Milham
Dr. Charles Schroeder, Director of the Translational Neuroscience Laboratories, and Michael Milham, Director of the Center for Biomedical Imaging & ...

Dr. Helen Scharfman Receives Javits Neuroscience Investigator Award

Dr Helen Scharfman
Dr. Helen Scharfman is the recipient of a 2022 Javits Neuroscience Investigator Award from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders ...

NAMI-NYS Awards Recognize Two NKI Investigators

At the NAMI New York State Education Conference held on November 11-12 in Albany, two NKI researchers were presented with ...

NKI’s Most Highly Cited Researchers: Xavier Castellanos, MD, and Michael Milham, MD, PhD

NKI's Most Highly Cited Researchers: Xavier Castellanos, MD, and Michael Milham, MD, PhD
Two NKI investigators have once again been recognized for their high-impact research. Drs. F. Xavier Castellanos and Michael P. Milham both appear on the 2022 list ...

Dr. Ayana Jordan Receives the First ASAM DEI Award

Ayana Jordan
Ayana Jordan, MD, PhD, has been selected by the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) to be the first recipient ...

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