In Memoriam

In Memoriam: Deborah L. Levy, PhD

It is with great sadness that we inform you of the passing of Dr. Deborah Levy, Director of the Psychology Research Laboratory at McLean Hospital and Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School. Dr. Levy was a brilliant scientist, longtime member of the Schizophrenia International Research Society (SIRS), and collaborator to many. Beginning in the 1970’s she became known for her pioneering studies with Philip Holzman investigating the genetics of schizophrenia in multiplex families and showing that abnormal smooth-pursuit eye tracking was a genetic marker for schizophrenia. She later continued to develop this valuable family resource for use in studies of various candidate gene mutations and mechanisms underlying schizophrenia.  Dr. Levy was a mentor to many fellow SIRS members as well as served on numerous SIRS committees. Please see the in memoriam posted by McLean hospital at


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