Reasearcher Bio Keith H. Nuechterlein, Ph.D., is a Professor in the Departments of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences and of Psychology at the University of California, Los Angeles. He serves as the Director of the UCLA Center for Neurocognition and Emotion in Schizophrenia and the Director of the UCLA Aftercare Research Program, a research clinic devoted to research and treatment with patients who have had a recent onset of schizophrenia. Dr. Nuechterlein received his B.A. in psychology and his Ph.D. in Psychology (Clinical) from the University of Minnesota. Dr. Nuechterlein has authored more than 150 journal articles and is among the scientists on the ISI Web of Knowledge Highly Cited list for Psychology/Psychiatry. He has been on the editorial boards of the Journal of Abnormal Psychology and Schizophrenia Bulletin and is currently on the editorial board of Psychological Medicine. He has received numerous research grants from NIMH and other sources. One of his primary research programs involves multidisciplinary longitudinal studies of contributors to the early course of schizophrenia, with particular emphasis on neurocognitive determinants of functional outcome and on new interventions to improve work recovery. Another major interest is research with biological relatives of schizophrenia patients that seeks to delineate the nature of neurocognitive factors in genetic vulnerability to schizophrenia and related disorders. Dr. Nuechterlein served as the Co-Chair of the Neurocognition Committee for the recent NIMH-funded initiative, Measurement and Treatment Research to Improve Cognition in Schizophrenia (MATRICS). This group had the responsibility for overseeing the development of the MATRICS Consensus Cognitive Battery, a standard outcome measure for clinical trials to assess the impact of new interventions on core cognitive deficits in schizophrenia. Dr. Nuechterlein is currently the president of the Society for Research in Psychopathology.