Elodie Drapeau

Elodie Drapeau, PhD

  • INSTRUCTOR | Psychiatry

Dr. Drapeau is an Instructor at the Department of Psychiatry and a member of the Seaver Autism Center at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. She received her PhD in Neurosciences and neuropharmacology at the University of Bordeaux in France in 2003 and completed a first post-doctoral training in the Laboratory of Dr. Fiona Doetsch at Columbia University, NY.

In 2009 she joined Dr. Joseph Buxbaum’s Laboratory at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and was promoted to the position of Instructor at the Department of Psychiatry in 2015.

Dr Drapeau's research aims to understand the mechanisms underlying the pathogenesis of neurodevelopmental and neurodegenerative disorders such as autism, schizophrenia and Alzheimer’s disease, using a multi-disciplinary approach ranging from animal models with targeted mutations to the use induced pluripotent stem cells and induced neurons from patients with autism or schizophrenia.