Dr. Liberzon started his academic career as Assistant Professor at the University of Michigan, and established the PTSD program at the Ann Arbor VAMC, a program that has grown and remained at the forefront of biological research of PTSD worldwide for 20 years.
He progressed in Michigan as an Associate, Full, and then Endowed Professor, also serving as a Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience. There he leaded Trauma, Stress, and Anxiety Research Group (TSARG), Psychiatric Affective Neuroimaging Laboratory, VA fMRI research facility, Stress Neurobiology laboratory, and served as the Director of Psychiatry Residency Research Track.
In 2018 Dr. Liberzon was recruited as a founding Chair of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience, at Texas A&M University.
Dr. Liberzon’s primary research interest centers on emotions, stress and stress-related disorders like PTSD, particularly in the regulation and dysregulation of stress response systems. He had published over 250 peer-reviewed manuscripts, and has authored and edited several books and book chapters.