Jeffrey K Yao, PhD

Research Professor of Psychiatry and Pharmaceutical Sciences (VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System)

Contact Details

3811 O'Hara St.

Education & Training

University of Detroit Biochemistry
University of MichiganBiochemistry

Professional Affiliations

Member, Society of Biological Psychiatry
Member, Schizophrenia International Research Society
Member, American Society for Neurochemistry

Selected Honors & Awards

Senior Research Career Scientist, Department of Veterans Affairs

Research Interests

Schizophrenia; Endophenotype markers; Metabolic integrations of biochemical patterns
Selected Research Publications & Products
  1. Yao, J.K., Keshavan, M.S. (2011) Antioxidants, Redox Signaling, and Pathophysiology in Schizophrenia: An Integrative View. Antioxidants & Redox Signaling 15, 2011-2035.
  2. Yao, J.K., Dougherty, G.G., Reddy, R.D., Keshavan, M.S., Montrose, D.M, Matson, W.R., Rozen, S., Krishnan, R.R., McEvoy, J., Kaddurah-Daouk, R. (2010a) Altered interactions of tryptophan metabolites in first-episode neuroleptic-nave patients with schizophrenia. Mol Psychiatry 15, 938-953.
  3. Yao, J.K., Dougherty, G.G., Reddy, R.D., Matson, W.R., Kaddurah-Daouk, R., Keshavan, M.S. (2013) Associations between purine metabolites and monoamine neurotransmitters in schizophrenia. Front Cell Neurosci Jun 11; 7:90. doi: 10.3389/fncel.2013.00090.
  4. Cai, H.L., Tan, Q.Y., Jiang, P., Dang, R.L., Xue, Y., Tang, M.M., Xu, P., Y Deng, Y., HD Li, H.D., Yao, J.K. (2015) A potential mechanism underlying atypical antipsychoticsinduced lipid disturbances. Transl Psychiatry 5, e661; doi:10.1038/tp.2015.161.
  5. Yao, J.K., Dougherty, G.G., Gautier, C.H., Haas, G.L., Condray, R., Kasckow, J.W., Kisslinger, B.L., Gurklis, J.A., Messamore, E. (2016) Prevalence and specificity of the abnormal niacin response: A potential endophenotype marker in schizophrenia. Schizophr Bull 42, 369-376.

Education Interests

Mentoring medical students; Mentoring postdoctoral fellows and residents