Seminar – Jessica L. Ables, M.D., Ph.D.

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May 25, 2022 at 12 Noon


MED 444B

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Wednesday, May 25, 2022

12:00pm – 444B LSOM

Jessica L. Ables, M.D., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Departments of Psychiatry and Neuroscience
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
New York, New York



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Dr. Jessica Ables is an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Neuroscience at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, a New York State licensed physician and an ABPN board-certified psychiatrist. Dr. Ables completed her undergraduate education in Chemistry at Southwestern University in Georgetown, TX. She then entered the Medical Scientist Training Program at UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, where she completed her PhD in Integrative Biology. She then transferred to Mount Sinai to complete her medical schooling, graduating. After medical school, Dr. Ables went to The Rockefeller University for a 4 year postdoctoral fellowship in molecular Neuroscience prior to returning to Mount Sinai to complete her residency training in Psychiatry.

Dr. Ables has won numerous awards in both clinical practice and research. She has been nominated to the Alpha Omega Alpha honor society, named to the Outstanding Resident Award Program, named a Laughlin Fellow by the American College of Psychiatrists, and received a NARSAD Young Investigator Award from the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation, a Pathways Award from Alkermes, Inc. and a research grant from the Whitehall Foundation.

Dr. Ables works in the Student Trainee Mental Health Program at Icahn School of Medicine one day a week and conducts research on the basic biology underlying mental illness the other four days of the week. Dr. Ables practices general psychiatry and her reserch interests are in the effects of diabetes on the brain and the mechanisms underlying tolerance and addiction.