Dr. Vikaas Sohal is Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at UC San Francisco. His research has focused for years on cognition and functioning. He has written extensively on aging in schizophrenia, functional impairments in severe mental illness, the cognitive effects of typical and atypical antipsychotics, as well as studying the effects of cognitive enhancing agents in various conditions, including schizophrenia, dementia, affective disorders, and traumatic brain injury. Dr. Sohal is also a board certified psychiatrist and continues to see outpatients approximately one half day each week. He directs an annual conference on cognition that is an official satellite of the International Congress on Schizophrenia Research and the Schizophrenia International Research Society.
Dr. Sohal earned his A.B. in Applied Mathematics from Harvard University, his M.A.St. in Mathematics from Cambridge, and his MD, PhD from Stanford University. He completed his graduate work in the lab of John Huguenard, then stayed at Stanford to complete his psychiatry residency and a postdoctoral fellowship in the lab of Karl Deisseroth.