Office: VAPHS, 7180 Highland Drive

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Jeffrey Yao is a Research Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine with secondary appointment in the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy, and Senior Research Career Scientist and Director of Neurochemistry and Psychopharmacology Laboratory at the VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System (Highland Drive).

He received a B.S. in Chemistry from Fu-Jen Catholic University (Taipei, Taiwan), earned his Ph.D. degree in Biological Chemistry from the University of Detroit, and received postdoctoral training in Lipid Chemistry at the University of Michigan.

He was a member of Peripheral Nerve Research Center at Mayo Clinic before moving to Pittsburgh and has been a faculty member at the University of Pittsburgh since 1985. His research interest primarily focuses on the biochemical aspects of disease processes that are related to mental illness and neurological disorders.