Gholson Lyon, Ph.D., M.D.
Head of Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory’s Lyon Lab and research scientist at the Utah Foundation for Biomedical Research. His group focuses on human genetics and genomic medicine, with an emphasis on diseases with severe neuropsychiatric manifestations, including Tourette syndrome, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), autism and schizophrenia. Gholson Lyon studied biochemistry and molecular biology as an undergraduate at Dartmouth College, received an M.Phil. in genetics from the University of Cambridge, England and a Ph.D. in pharmacology and peptide chemistry at Rockefeller University. He received his M.D. from Weill Cornell Medical College. He started his independent research career in 2009, after finishing clinical residencies in child, adolescent and adult psychiatry. In addition to his research on the genetics of neuropsychiatric illnesses, Gholson Lyon is focusing on the genetic basis of rare Mendelian diseases and the development of clinical-grade exome and whole genome sequencing.