Bio Profile

James Noonan, PhD

Associate Professor of Genetics and of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

Member, Kavli Institute for Neuroscience


Dr. Noonan received his undergraduate degree in Biology and English Literature (Honors) from Binghamton University in upstate New York. He carried out his graduate work with Dr. Richard Myers in the Department of Genetics, Stanford University, and received his Ph.D. in 2004. He did his postdoctoral work in Dr. Edward Rubin's lab at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and the U.S. Department of Energy Joint Genome Institute. Dr. Noonan joined the Yale Genetics faculty in September 2007.

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Research Interests

Ecology; Biological Evolution; Genetics; Neurosciences; Genomics; Synthetic Biology; High-Throughput Nucleotide Sequencing

Deena Emera, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow in Genetics

Jake Gockley

PhD Student

Donna Karpel

Administrative Assistant

Rebecca Muhle, MD, PhD

Clinical Fellow in the Child Study Center

Wei Niu, PhD

Associate Research Scientist in Genetics

Postdoctoral Associate

Steven Reilly

Graduate Student

Richard Sarro

Graduate Student

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Albert Ayoub, PhD

Research Scientist in Neuroscience

Research Interests

Congenital Abnormalities; Cerebral Cortex; Neurobiology; Prenatal Diagnosis; Mental Disorders Diagnosed in Childhood

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Mark Gerstein, PhD

Albert L. Williams Professor of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry and Professor of Computer Science

Co-Director, Yale Computational biology and Bioinformatics Program

Research Interests

Biochemistry; Biophysics; DNA; Medical Informatics; Computational Biology; Genomics

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Murat Gunel, MD, FACS, FAHA

Nixdorff-German Professor of Neurosurgery and Professor of Genetics and of Neuroscience

Co-Director, Yale Program on Neurogenetics

Director, Neurovascular Surgery

Research Interests

Aneurysm; Brain; Genetics; Molecular Biology; Neurobiology; Neurosurgery; Hemangioma, Cavernous, Central Nervous System

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Arthur Horwich, MD

Sterling Professor of Genetics and Professor of Pediatrics

Investigator HHMI

Research Interests

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis; Genetics; Motor Neurons; Neurosciences; Pediatrics; Superoxide Dismutase; Protein Folding; Neurodegenerative Diseases

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Shrikant Mane, PhD

Senior Research Scientist in Genetics

Director, MBB Keck Biotech laboratory

Director, Yale Center for Genome Analysis

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Pasko Rakic, MD, PhD

Dorys McConnell Duberg Professor of Neuroscience and Professor of Neurology

Research Interests

Central Nervous System; Neurobiology; Neurology; Apoptosis; Cell Proliferation

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Nenad Sestan, MD, PhD

Professor of Neuroscience, of Comparative Medicine, of Genetics and of Psychiatry

Executive Director, Genome Editing Center

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Matthew State, MD, PhD

Co-Director, Yale Program on Neurogenetics

Research Interests

Autistic Disorder; Mental Disorders; Child Development Disorders, Pervasive; Tourette Syndrome; Schizophrenia, Childhood; Tic Disorders; Asperger Syndrome

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Gunter Wagner, PhD

Alison Richard Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

Research Interests


Heather Adinolfi

Research Scientist

Laura DeMare

Assistant Editor

Sunghee Oh

Assistant Professor