Frederick J. Sigworth PhD

Professor of Cellular and Molecular Physiology and of Biomedical Engineering

Biographical Info

Fred Sigworth studied applied physics at Caltech and was a graduate student at Yale, working in the laboratory of Charles F. Stevens. He received the PhD in physiology from Yale in 1979. He was a postdoc in the laboratory of Erwin Neher in Göttingen. He has been a faculty member at Yale since 1984. " How do I see the scientific enterprise? An old book puts it this way: one generation commends God's works to another. It is a great privilege to unravel the workings of ion channels, and to pass on the excitement about these molecular machines to students, colleagues and anyone else who will listen!"


Education & Training

Ph.D.
Yale University (1979)
Post-Doctoral Fellow
Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry, Göttingen, Germany.
Research Associate
Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry, Göttingen, Germany.

Honors & Recognition

  • Alexander von Humboldt Fellow
    (1979)
  • Jacob Javits Neuroscience Investigator Award
    (1992)
  • Yale Science and Engineering Award
    Yale University (1996)
  • K. C. Cole Award
    Biophysical Society (1997)
  • Bohmfalk Teaching Prize
    Yale School of Medicine (2002)

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