Julio Licinio, M.D., FRANZCP, is Deputy Director for Translational Medicine and Head, Mind and Brain Theme at the South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute and Strategic Professor of Psychiatry, Flinders University in Adelaide, South Australia. He is also a Research Professor at the University of Southern California, in Los Angeles, Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at University of Adelaide and Visiting Professor of Psychiatry at University of Minho, in Braga, Portugal. He was previously Professor and Director, John Curtin School of Medical Research, The Australian National University (ANU), and head of the Department of Translational Medicine (2009-2013). Professor Licinio is originally from Brazil and lived for over 25 years in the United States, where he had clinical and research training in endocrinology and psychiatry at University of Chicago, Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Cornell. Professor Licinio is recognised internationally as a leader in translational research in depression and obesity. He has conducted medical research for over 20 years at Yale, NIH, UCLA, University of Miami and at the ANU, with key leadership positions in those institutions. He is also current and founding Editor of three Nature Publishing Group journals, Molecular Psychiatry (Impact Factor: 14.897 number 1 worldwide), The Pharmacogenomics Journal (Impact Factor 5.1) and Translational Psychiatry. Professor Licinio’s translational and genomics research spans the lab and clinic examining obesity, depression, and their interface.