John F. Cryan is Professor and Chair of the Department of Anatomy and Neuroscience of the University College Cork (Ireland), and was appointed Vice President for Research and Innovation in 2021.
He is also a Principal Investigator in the APC Microbiome Ireland research institute and a member of the Federation of European Neuroscience Societies. He received a B.Sc. (Hons) in Biochemistry and PhD in Pharmacology from the National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland, and was a visiting fellow at the Department Psychiatry, University of Melbourne, Australia, which was followed by postdoctoral fellowships at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA and The Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, California.
Prof. Cryan has published over 650 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters and has an H-index of 151 (Google Scholar; March 2023). He is a Senior Editor of Neuropharmacology and of Neurobiology of Stress. He is on the editorial board of a further 15 journals.
Prof. Cryan was recently part of the Programme Committee for FENS Forum 2022, the largest neuroscience meeting in Europe; Scientific Programme Chair for European College of Neuropsychopharmacology and Past-President of the European Behavioural Pharmacology Society.