Michael R Koelle, PhD

Associate Professor of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry

Departments & Organizations

Interdepartmental Neuroscience Program

Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry: Neurobiology

Office of Student Research

Yale Combined Program in the Biological and Biomedical Sciences (BBS): Biochemistry, Biophysics and Structural Biology: Neurobiology | Molecular Cell Biology, Genetics and Development: Developmental Biology | Neuroscience: Molecular/Cellular Neuroscience


1986 BS, Biology, University of Washington
1986 BS, Math, University of Washington
1992 PhD, Biochemistry, Stanford University
1992-1996 Postdoctoral Researcher, MIT
1996-2001 Assistant Professor, Yale University
2001- Associate Professor, Yale University

Education & Training

PhD Stanford University (1992)

Honors & Recognition

  • Dylan Hixon Prize for Teaching Excellence in the Natural SciencesYale University (2001)

  • Leukemia Society ScholarLeukemia and Lymphoma Society (1999), (2004)

  • Pew ScholarPew Foundation (1997), (2001)

  • Senior Postdoctoral Fellowship, The Medical FoundationThe Medical Foundation (1995), (1996)

  • Helen Hay Whitney Postdoctoral FellowshipHelen Hay Whitney Foundation (1992), (1995)

  • National Science Foundation Predoctoral FellowshipNational Science Foundation (1986), (1989)

Professional Service

  • Director of Undergraduate Studies, Dept. of Molecular Biophysics & Biochemistry, Yale University Director of Undergraduate Studies, Dept. of MB&B (2006 - 2009)

International Activity

  • Genetics Beijing, China (2010 - 2010)

    Dr. Koelle and Dr. Tian Xu (Yale Genetics Department) will be teaching a graduate level genetics course at the National Institute of Biological Sciences in Beijing, China, in Spring 2010. We will be working with NIBS faculty to help them implement this course, originally developed at Yale, for...

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