• About Alexander Neumeister

    Dr. Alexander Neumeister is a psychiatrist and neuroscientist specializing in the study of the brain and psychiatric illnesses. Alexander has extensive experience in translational science, pre-clinical disease models, and corresponding human studies. Following in the footsteps of his mentor, Dr. Roland Kuhn, Dr. Neumeister has pushed the field forward for the last 20 years by re-designing studies to meet the complex needs of the human brain advancing our understanding of human behavior. Alexander's approach balances strict scientific standards with state of the art methods, so the result is a conservatively creative solution that can also be translated into an immediate benefit for patients.


    Alexander was born in Austria and graduated from the University of Vienna with a specialization in psychiatry and neurology. Over his career, he has been rewarded for his groundbreaking work with awards such as the CINP Bristol Myers Squibb Max Hamilton Memorial Prize, the A.E. Bennett Award from the Society of Biological Psychiatry, and the Robert S. Laufer Award from the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies.


    Outside of the lab, Alexander is a devoted father to his three children, Anne-Sophie, Nicolas and Timothy. He also enjoys spending time at the opera listening to classical music, strolling through contemporary art galleries, volunteering at the St. Ann’s Soup kitchen, and tending to the many plants and flowers in his garden and house.

  • Education

    Medical University of Vienna



    Specializations in psychiatry and neurology

  • Clinical and Research Fellowships

    National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)


    Clinical Fellow

    National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), Mood and Anxiety Disorder Program


    Research Fellow

    Section of Experimental Therapeutics and Section of Molecular Imaging in Mood and Anxiety Disorders

  • "All religions, arts and sciences are branches of the same tree. All these aspirations are directed toward ennobling man’s life, lifting it from the sphere of mere physical existence and leading the individual towards freedom."



    Albert Einstein

  • Professional Experience

    Dr. Alexander Neumeister has authored more than 130 papers in the leading neuroscience journals to present translational research to the scientific community. In different top academic institutions, he directed translational research programs bringing together pre-clinical and clinical scientists.


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