Professor S. Hossein Fatemi completed an undergraduate degree in Biology at Baylor University in 1974. He completed a M.S. and a Ph.D. in Human Anatomy and Cell Biology at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in 1976, and 1979 respectively. Subsequently, he obtained postdoctoral fellowships at the University of Texas School of Medicine at Houston, Department of Pharmacology; the University of Texas, Cyclic Nucleotide Labs; McGill University; and the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Dr. Fatemi then completed medical studies at Case Western Reserve University in 1991. Following completion of his residency program at University Hospitals of Cleveland, he was appointed Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Cell Biology and Neuroanatomy at University of Minnesota Medical School, beginning July of 1996 and January of 1997, respectively. Here he was given the opportunity to work both as a clinician and a basic scientist to study the etiology and treatment of major mental disorders including schizophrenia, autism, bipolar disorder, and major depressive disorder. Dr. Fatemi was awarded tenure in 1999, and promoted to full professor of psychiatry and adjunct professor of neuroscience in 2006. In 2007 he was also promoted to adjunct professor of pharmacology. He is currently the Bernstein Professor in Adult Psychiatry and the Associate Chair for Neuroscience and Translational Research for the Department of Psychiatry. He has authored 106 articles and 26 book chapters and 3 books largely on his current research which focuses on the neurodevelopmental mechanisms that contribute to normal structure and function of the brain and which, under certain circumstances, cause neuropsychiatric disorders. Dr. Fatemi is involved in multiple organizations including the American College of Psychiatrists, the Society for Biological Psychiatry, the American Psychiatric Association, and the International College of Neuropsychopharmacology.