Niki Erlenmeyer-Kimling, PhD

  • Professor of Clinical Psychiatry (in Genetics & Development)

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Research interests: genetic aspects of mental disorders (mainly schizophrenia) and human behavior genetics generally.

Conducted longitudinal, prospective study of early indicators of later schizophrenia and a genetic-linkage study in Croatia.

Honors: Phi Beta Kappa, Sigma Xi, Th.Dobzhansky Award in Behav. genetics, NIMH MERIT Award, Warren Schiz. Res. Award, SUNY hon.Doct. of Sci., Life. Achieve Award from Int. Soc. Psychiatric Genetics, NARSAD Distinguished Invest. Award.

Academic Appointments

  • Professor of Clinical Psychiatry (in Genetics & Development)


  • Female


Research Interests

  • Genetics

Selected Publications

  • Erlenmeyer-Kimling L, Hirsch J: Measurement of the relations between chromosomes and behavior. Science 1961;134:1068-1069
  • Hirsch and Erlenmeyer-Kimling: Sign of taxis as a property of the genotype. Science 1962 ;134: 835-836
  • Erlenmeyer-Kimling L, Rock D, Roberts SA, Janal M, Kestenbaum CJ, Cornblatt BA, Hilldoff-Adamo U, Gottesman II: Attention, memory and motor skills as childhood predictors of schizohprenia-related psychoses: The New York High-Risk Project. American Journal of Psychiatry 2000;157 (9): 1416-1422
  • Gottesman II, Erlenmeyer-Kimling L: family and twin strategies as a head start in defining prodromes and endophenotypes for hypothetical early interventions in schizophrenia. Schizophrenia Research 2001;51: 93-102
  • Erlenmeyer-Kimling L, Roberts SA, Rock D, Longitudinal prediction in a prospective high-risk study: Behavior Genetic Principles: Development, Personality and Psychopathology {Ed. L DiLalla}, American Psychological Association, Washington, DC, 2004