Dr Kraus is a research psychiatrist at the Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy and at the Neuroimaging Laboratory at the Medical University of Vienna, Austria. He received his MD at the Medical University of Vienna and also completed his training in clinical psychiatry and cognitive behavioural therapy there.
His PhD work was on the mechanism of serotonin and neuroplasticity measured in humans in vivo with positron emission tomography and functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI). Dr Kraus conducted a post-doctoral visiting fellowship at the National Institute of Mental Health, USA, where he worked on resting state fMRI markers of major depressive disorder (MDD). His current research aims to establish biological correlates and predictors of treatments in mood disorders. Reliable markers are urgently needed to introduce staging models that will inform patients, their relatives and healthcare providers on disease severity and potential future outcomes in MDD.
He has received multiple international travel awards and a NARSAD Young Investigator Award to investigate neurophysiological and neurochemical signatures of response to deep brain stimulation. His vision is to improve outcomes of severely sick psychiatric patients with psychiatric neuroscience.
EM-53628 - Date of preparation: February 2021