Jessica L Ables

Jessica L Ables, MD, PhD


  • ASSISTANT PROFESSOR | Neuroscience



Research Topics:

Addiction, Bioinformatics, Brain, Depression, Diabetes, Metabolism, Molecular Biology, Neuroscience, Post-Transcriptional Processing, RNA, Systems Neuroscience, Transcriptional Activation and Repression, Transgenic Mice

Dr. Jessica Ables is an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Neuroscience at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, a New York State licensed physician and an ABPN board-certified psychiatrist. Dr. Ables completed her undergraduate education in Chemistry at Southwestern University in Georgetown, TX. She then entered the Medical Scientist Training Program at UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, where she completed her PhD in Integrative Biology. She then transferred to Mount Sinai to complete her medical schooling, graduating. After medical school, Dr. Ables went to The Rockefeller University for a 4 year postdoctoral fellowship in molecular Neuroscience prior to returning to Mount Sinai to complete her residency training in Psychiatry.

Dr. Ables has won numerous awards in both clinical practice and research. She has been nominated to the Alpha Omega Alpha honor society, named to the Outstanding Resident Award Program, named a Laughlin Fellow by the American College of Psychiatrists, and received a NARSAD Young Investigator Award from the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation, a Pathways Award from Alkermes, Inc. and a research grant from the Whitehall Foundation. 

Dr. Ables works in the Student Trainee Mental Health Program at Icahn School of Medicine one day a week and conducts research on the basic biology underlying mental illness the other four days of the week. Dr. Ables practices general psychiatry and her reserch interests are in the effects of diabetes on the brain and the mechanisms underlying tolerance and addiction.


Clinical Focus

Multi-Disciplinary Training Area

Neuroscience [NEU]


PhD, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

MD, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

MD, Mount Sinai School of Medicine

The Rockefeller University

Mount Sinai Hospital

Residency, Psychiatry, Mount Sinai Hospital and Medical Center

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