New Faculty and Appointments

Steven Paul,M.D. - Dr. Paul was appointed as Professor of Psychiatry and Neurology, effective September 1, 2017. Dr. Paul is the President and CEO of Voyager Therapeutics, a CNS gene therapy company based in Cambridge, Massachusetts. He has also served as the Founding Director of the Appel Alzheimer’s Disease Research Institute, the Burton P. and Judith B. Resnick Distinguished Professor in Neurodegenerative Disease and a DeWitt Senior Scholar as well as Professor of Neuroscience at Brain and Mind Research Institute, and Professor of Psychiatry and Pharmacology at Weill Cornell Medical College. He was formerly the Executive Vice President of Science and Technology and President of the Lilly Research Laboratories (LRL) of Eli Lilly and Company.

Anil Cashikar, Ph.D. - Dr. Cashikar was appointed as an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, effective September 1, 2017. Dr. Cashikar is an experienced cell biologist with interests in lipid trafficking. Dr. Cashikar will be Dr. Steve Paul’s lab chief, in charge of day-to-day operations in the laboratory and will work on projects dealing with neurosteroids, oxysterols, and neurodegenerative disorders.

Tahir Rahman, M.D. - Dr. Rahman was appointed as Associate Professor of Psychiatry, effective August 14, 2017. Dr. Rahman has been recruited from the University of Missouri-Columbia to fill an important clinician-educator role on the Inpatient Psychiatry Services at BJH and Siteman Cancer Center Psychiatric Consult Services.

Susan Maloney, Ph.D. - Dr. Maloney was appointed as an Instructor in Psychiatry, effective July 1, 2017. Dr. Maloney will work with Dr. Joe Dougherty on animal models of autism and other neuropsychiatric disorders.

Ludwig Trillo, M.D. - Dr. Trillo was appointed as an Instructor in Psychiatry, effective July 2, 2017. Dr. Trillo will be an attending psychiatrist at the Psychiatric Stabilization Center and involved in teaching medical students and residents.

Emily Mukherji, M.D. - Dr. Mukherhji was appointed an Instructor in Psychiatry, effective September 5, 2017. Dr. Mukherji will be working as a clinician-educator and will be seeing patients at the Pavilion Office, BJH, and Midwest Psychiatry.

Tamara Hershey, Ph.D. - Dr. Hershey now holds a dual appointment within the Departments of Psychiatry and Radiology. Dr. Hershey is currently a full Professor with tenure in the Department of Psychiatry with joint appointments in Radiology, Neurology, and the Psychological & Brain Sciences Departments. Dr. Hershey became Director of the Neuroimaging Laboratory March 1, 2017.

Steve Mennerick, Ph.D. - Dr. Mennerick has been appointed as the Scientific Director of the Taylor Family Institute as well as the Vice Chair for Research in the Department of Psychiatry effective August 23, 2017. Dr. Mennerick is currently a full Professor in the Department of Psychiatry with a joint appointment in Neuroscience.