Marc Hammarlund, PhD

Associate Professor of Genetics and Neuroscience; Director of Graduate Studies, Genetics

Departments & Organizations



Center for RNA Science and Medicine, Yale

Faculty Research

Interdepartmental Neuroscience Program

Program in Cellular Neuroscience, Neurodegeneration and Repair

Stem Cell Center, Yale: Tissue Specific Stem Cells

Yale Center for Research on Aging (Y-Age)

Yale Combined Program in the Biological and Biomedical Sciences (BBS): Molecular Cell Biology, Genetics and Development: Cell Biology; Development; Genetics and Genomics; Imaging (super-resolution); Neurobiology; RNA Biology | Neuroscience: Axon Guidance; Behavioral and Systems; Development; Molecular/Cellular Neuroscience


Marc did his doctoral work with Erik Jorgensen, studying genetics and synaptic transmission. In his postdoc with Mike Bastiani he pioneered the study of axon regeneration in C. elegans and discovered the DLK regeneration pathway.

The Hammarlund lab develops novel ways to study the cell biology of neurons in vivo. We study how neurons prevent degeneration, repair injury, and maintain circuit function. Please visit our web site:

Education & Training

PhD University of Utah (2003)

Edit this profile