• June 3-6, 2024
  • San Diego Convention Center, California


Amit Etkin

Amit Etkin, MD

Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Alto Neuroscience
Amit Etkin, M.D., Ph.D. founded Alto Neuroscience in 2019 and serves as its President and Chief Executive Officer and Chair of its board of directors. Prior to founding Alto, Dr. Etkin was a tenured Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University, where he held multiple leading roles. During his more than a decade on faculty, Dr. Etkin ran a well-funded lab with over 30 students, post-doctoral researchers, and staff, and was jointly appointed at the Palo Alto Veteran Affairs hospital. Dr. Etkin has authored more than 100 peer-reviewed scientific articles in leading basic science and clinical journals and ranks in the top 0.1% of researchers by citations worldwide. His exceptional research contributions during his tenure at Stanford led to Dr. Etkin being awarded the National Institutes of Health Director’s Pioneer Award, the most competitive and prestigious NIH grant, and the first in history to be awarded in clinical psychiatry.
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