Upstate Medical University
Dr. Frank Middleton is Associate Professor of Neuroscience & Physiology, Psychiatry, Biochemistry, and Pediatrics at SUNY Upstate Medical University, where he also serves as Director of the Graduate Program in Neuroscience and the Director of the Molecular Analysis Core. His research over the past 3 decades has focused on defining the molecular genetic, neuroanatomical, and environmental bases for brain diseases. A major focus of Dr. Middleton’s recent work has been on defining and developing biomarkers for Parkinson’s disease and autism spectrum disorder using host and microbial data combined with detailed clinical and phenotypic information. Dr. Middleton has authored more than 150 peer-reviewed publications to date, and received extensive funding for his research from the NIH as well as the CDC and the Michael J. Fox Foundation. Dr. Middleton’s graduate and postgraduate education includes a Ph.D. with distinction in Neuroscience at SUNY Upstate Medical University as well as a postdoctoral fellowship in molecular and psychiatric genetics at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.