The Tapscott Chair

The Tapscott Chair at the Department of Psychiatry, University of Toronto, and the Center for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) conducts research into the causes and treatments of schizophrenia. The Chair is currently occupied by Dr. Art Petronis, one of the world’s leading authorities in psychiatric epigenetics.

The Tapscott Chair was endowed by Don Tapscott and Ana P. Lopes – CM, and named, in the words of Don, “in memory of my brother Dave and in honour of our parents Don and Mary Tapscott who worked tirelessly for 15 years to keep Dave healthy.”

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Dr Arthur Petronis Dr. Arturas Petronis currently occupies the Tapscott Chair in Schizophrenia Studies. He is also the Head of Krembil Family Epigenetics Laboratory, and dedicates his research to the elucidation of epigenetic factors in complex non-Mendelian diseases.
Robert Zipursky Dr. Robert Zipursky was Tapscott Chair in Schizophrenia Studies from 1991-2006 at the University of Toronto. He researches the biology of schizophrenia, the usage of brain imaging techniques for treatment, treatment of first episode psychosis, as well as early intervention and prevention of schizophrenia.
Dr. Mary seeman The inauguration of the Tapscott Chair in Schizophrenia at the University of Toronto took place in 1997. Dr. Mary Seeman occupied the Chair for the first three years, when many new discoveries about schizophrenia were coming to light.