Campbell Family Mental Health Research Institute,
Centre for Addiction and Mental Health,
Art Petronis graduated from Kaunas Medical University, Lithuania, and he worked on his PhD at the Brain Research Institute in Moscow. Dr Petronis completed his post-doctoral training at the Clarke Institute of Psychiatry, Toronto, and since 1997 he has been a faculty at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, and University of Toronto. His research is dedicated to the elucidation of the role of epigenetic factors in complex non-Mendelian diseases such as schizophrenia, diabetes, and cancer. Currently Dr. Petronis is Professor and Head of the Krembil Family Epigenetics Laboratory. In 2010-20 he held the Tapscott Chair for Schizophrenia Studies at the University of Toronto. Since 2019 he leads the Epigenetics Research Laboratory at the Life Sciences Center, Vilnius University, Lithuania. In 2020, Dr. Petronis has been elected to the Academia Europeae. He published over 100 papers and book chapters which were cited over 7500 times.