Cyril J Peter

Cyril J Peter, PhD


Dr. Peter is an Assistant Professor of Research in the Division of Psychiatric Epigenomics.   For two years, Dr. Peter has been an integral part of Schahram Akbarian’s, MD, PhD, laboratory team, which recently came to Mount Sinai and is studying the epigenetic mechanisms of psychiatric disorders.

Dr. Peter’s research focuses on identifying and characterizing novel proteins and molecular interactions involved in chromatin remodeling and epigenetic regulation in human vertebrae and brain.  His goal is to translate those findings and develop new chromatin modifying drugs that have therapeutic potential for neuropsychiatric diseases.  In addition, he will contribute to grants and projects for the Center of Excellence, organize a monthly seminar on psychiatric epigenetics, and serve as a mentor to graduate and postdoctoral students.

Prior to joining Mount Sinai, Dr. Peter was an instructor at Brudnick Neuropsychiatric Research Institute at the University of Massachusetts Medical School.  During his training, he identified a novel chromatin protein complex, which may play a key role in epigenetic mechanisms in the brain.