Jerome Sarris, Ph.D.
About The Author:
Dr Jerome Sarris is a Senior Research Fellow (CR Roper Fellow) at The University of Melbourne. Jerome moved from clinical practice as a Naturopath, Nutritionist, and Acupuncturist to academic work, and completed a doctorate at The University of Queensland in the field of psychiatry. He undertook his postdoctoral training at The University of Melbourne, Department of Psychiatry; The Centre for Human Psychopharmacology, Swinburne University of Technology; and The Depression Clinical & Research Program at Harvard Medical School (MGH).
He has a particular interest in anxiety and mood disorder research pertaining to nutraceutical psychopharmacology, and in Complementary and Integrative Medicine and psychotropic plant medicine research. Jerome has over 100 publications and has published in many eminent psychiatry, psychopharmacology, and nutrition/natural product journals. He has conducted many clinical trials in the field and currently holds three multicentre NHMRC Project Grants (as Chief Investigator A). Jerome is a founding Vice Chair of The International Network of Integrative Mental Health and an Executive Committee Member of the International Society of Nutritional Psychiatry Research.
Carla Nasca, Ph.D., is a post-doctoral fellow of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention in the laboratory of Neuroendocrinology at the Rockefeller University, New York. Dr. Nasca received her B.A. in Molecular Biology and her M.S. in Electrophysiology from the University of Palermo in Italy. She earned her Ph.D. in Neurobiology and Pharmacology from the University Sapienza in Rome, Italy, before moving to The Rockefeller University under the mentorship of Dr. Bruce McEwen.