Stephen M Strittmatter, MD, PhD

Vincent Coates Professor of Neurology and Professor of Neuroscience; Director, Cellular Neuroscience, Neurodegeneration and Repair; Director, Memory Disorders Clinic; Director, Yale Alzheimer Disease Research Center

Departments & Organizations

Alzheimer's Disease Research Center (ADRC)

Interdepartmental Neuroscience Program

Kavli Institute for Neuroscience

Neurology: Alzheimer's Disease/Dementia and Neuro-degenerative Disorders

Office of Student Research

Program in Cellular Neuroscience, Neurodegeneration and Repair

Strittmatter Lab

Yale Combined Program in the Biological and Biomedical Sciences (BBS): Molecular Cell Biology, Genetics and Development: Developmental Biology | Neuroscience: Axon Guidance; Development; Molecular/Cellular Neuroscience; Neural Disorders

Yale Medical Group


Stephen M. Strittmatter earned his undergraduate degree from Harvard College, summa cum laude, in 1980. He completed M.D. and Ph.D. training at Johns Hopkins in 1986 with mentorship from Solomon H. Snyder, M.D. He then moved to Massachusetts General Hospital for a medical internship and an Adult Neurology residency. While at Massachusetts General Hospital, he worked as a Research Fellow with Mark Fishman, M.D., exploring the molecular basis of axonal guidance. After a year as Fellow, he served briefly as an Assistant Professor at Harvard Medical School before moving to Yale University in 1993.

He currently holds the Vincent Coates Professorship of Neurology and co-founded the Yale Program in Cellular Neuroscience, Neurodegeneration and Repair. His research on axonal growth during development and regeneration has been recognized by honors from the Ameritec Foundation, the John Merck Fund, the Donaghue Foundation, the McKnight Foundation, the Jacob Javits Award of the NINDS and the American Academy of Neurology.

Education & Training

MD Johns Hopkins University (1986)
PhD Johns Hopkins University (1986)
AB Harvard College (1980)
Clinical and Research Fellow Harvard Medical School, Mass. General Hospital
Resident Resident in Neurology, Massachusetts General Hospital
Intern in Medicine Massachusetts General Hospital

Honors & Recognition

  • Ameritec Foundation

  • The John Merck Fund

  • The Donaghue Foundation

  • The McKnight Foundation

  • Jacob Javits AwardNINDS

  • American Academy of Neurology

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Contact Info

Stephen M Strittmatter, MD, PhD
Patient Care Location
Yale Memory ClinicYale Physicians Building
800 Howard Avenue, Ste Lower Level

New Haven, CT 06519
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Lab Location
Boyer Center for Molecular Medicine
295 Congress Avenue, Ste 431-435

New Haven, CT 06510
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Mailing Address
CNNR Program295 Congress Ave.
New Haven, CT 06536

Strittmatter Laboratory

Research Image 1

Oligomeric Beta-Amyloid Binding to Cultured Hippocampal Neurons.

Research Image 2

Raphespinal Axon Regeneration after Spinal Cord Transection in Mice Lacking Nogo Receptor.

Research Image 3

In a mouse model of Alzheimer’s disease, amyloid beta clusters (red) build up among neurons (green) in a memory-related area of the brain.