Martin P. Paulus, M.D.
Laureate Institute for Brain Research
Dr. Paulus is currently Scientific Director and President, Laureate Institute for Brain Research in Tulsa, OK. He studied Medicine at the Johannes Gutenberg University in Mainz from 1979–1985. He received a postdoctoral fellowship from the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (German Research Foundation) in 1986 to study the effects of calcium antagonists on animal models of mania at the University of California San Diego (UCSD). In 1993, Dr. Paulus left UCSD to resume his medical training and completed his internship at the Long Island Jewish Medical Center/Zucker Hillside Hospital on Long Island, NY, before returning to UCSD. Dr. Paulus has published over 250 scientific papers, has been funded continuously by federal grants since 1997, and is currently the Principal Investigator on a National Institute of Mental Health study aimed at determining the biological basis for positive and negative valence domains in anxiety and depression. He has served on numerous research panels, study sections, and advisory committees. Currently, Dr. Paulus is initiating a large-scale study in Tulsa, termed the T-1000, to determine whether biological measures can be developed to help a clinician predict patient outcomes. In his free time, Dr. Paulus likes to ride his bicycle. He completed a trans-U.S. ride in 2012.