Ryan Bogdan, PhD, is an Assistant Professor in Psychological and Brain Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis. He obtained his B.S. in Psychology from Santa Clara University (2003), and completed his Ph.D. in Clinical Science (Psychology) at Harvard University (2010) with Dr. Diego Pizzagalli. Before joining WUSTL he was a postdoctoral fellow in Neurogenetics with Dr. Ahmad Hariri at Duke University. Ryan is interested in mechanistically understanding the factors that drive variability in mood and behavior to gain insight into the etiology of psychopathology. He is particularly interested in how genetic variation and stress influence mood and behavior through neural mechanisms.