Mikhail V. Pletnikov, M.D., Ph.D. is a Professor in Department of Psychiatry at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He received his M.D. in 1986 from I.M. Sechenov Moscow Medical Academy, Moscow, Russia and his Ph.D. in Normal Physiology in 1990 from P.K. Anokhin Institute of Normal Physiology, Moscow, Russia. He did his post-doctoral training under Dr. Timothy H. Moran (1996-1999) at the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and under Dr Kathryn M. Carbone (1996-1999) at the laboratory of pediatric and respiratory viral infections, the Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research (CBER), the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. He joined the faculty in the Department of Psychiatry at Johns Hopkins University in 1999.