Kerry Ressler, MD, PhD, is an Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Emory University, and a Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator. A primary objective of the research in the Ressler lab is to use the power of molecular genetics to understand the biology, neural circuitry and behavior of fear learning and extinction of fear in mouse models. Dr. Ressler is also a practicing psychiatrist with an interest in translational and clinical research on fear-based psychiatric disorders; his clinical research focuses on post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) at Grady Memorial Hospital. He was elected to the Institute of Medicine in 2012. Dr. Ressler is a well-known scientific expert and lecturer, recognized both nationally and internationally.