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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's Disease Research Center

Research Interests

Alzheimer Disease; Axons; Dementia; Spinal Cord Injuries; Motor Neuron Disease; Regenerative Medicine

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...

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Erik Christian Gunther, PhD

Associate Research Scientist in Neurology

Research Interests

Chemicals and Drugs; Analytical, Diagnostic and Therapeutic Techniques and Equipment

Erik graduated with honors from the University of California at Santa Cruz (1993), received a PhD in Cellular and Molecular Biology from the University of Washington (2001) and was Senior Scientist in the Central Nervous System Department of CuraGen, Inc. before entering the Center for Neurodegeneration and Neurorepair under the Department of Neurology at Yale (2005).

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Yuichi Sekine, PhD

Associate Research Scientist in Neurology

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Hideyuki Takahashi, PhD

Associate Research Scientist in Neurology

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Xingxing Wang, MD

Associate Research Scientist in Neurology

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Yongquan Zhang, PhD

Associate Research Scientist in Neurology

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Zoe Klein

Neuroscience Graduate Student

Zoe Klein is a graduate student in the Interdepartmental Neuroscience Program. She is currently studying the molecular mechanisms underlying Frontotemporal Lobe Dementia and Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis. Zoe graduated with a B.A. in Spanish and Neuroscience from Barnard College of Columbia University in 2010 and joined the Strittmatter lab in 2011.

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Javier Portillo

Visiting Student in Neurology

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Santiago Salazar

Graduate Student

Santiago is currently a Ph.D. student in the department of Genetics. He is interested in studying the molecular mechanisms that lead to Alzheimer's disease. His primary goal is to understand the relationship between beta-amyloid/PrP-C interaction and neurodegenerative pathology.

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Levi Smith, PharmD

Graduate Student

Levi M. Smith is a graduate student from the department of Cell Biology. He is interested in the cellular and molecular mechanisms of Alzheimer's disease as well as drug discovery. His current research investigates the roles of several cell-surface proteinsin the binding of soluble amyloid beta oligomers to cells. Levi graduated with a M.S. in Pharmaceutical Sciences and a Doctor of Pharmacy from Butler University in 2013 and joined the Strittmatter lab in 2014.

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  • Iris Bonilla, U.C.L.A. 
  • Stephane Budel, DeciBio, LLC 
  • Denise Davis, St. Judes, Post Doc. 
  • Alyson Fournier, McGill University 
  • Yoshio Goshima, Yokohama City University 
  • Grahamme Gould, Yale Neurosurgery
  • Tadzia GrandPre, Baylor 
  • Ji-Eun Kim, U.C.S.D. 
  • Juha Lauren, MIT Business School 
  • Jung-Kil Lee 
  • Shuxin Li, Unversity of Texas Southwestern 
  • Betty Liu, Keck Foundation 
  • Aaron W. McGee, Univ. Southern California 
  • Fumio Nakamura, Yokohama City University 
  • Katherine Ouwer 
  • James Park, Barrow Institute 
  • Sang-Ohk Shim 
  • Philipp Strittmatter 
  • Elizabeth Strittmatter 
  • Takuya Takahashi, Yokohama City University 
  • Bayan Takazawa, M.I.T., Business School 
  • Katsuhisa Tanabe 
  • Matsuhisa Tanaka 
  • Yvonne Yang, UCLA, Psychiatry 
  • Lizhen Wang, Regeneron 
  • Jarrad Weiss 
  • Byung Kim 
  • Omar Hasan, UMDNJ 
  • Eric Huebner, Yale, MD/PhD 
  • Noam Harel, Mt. Sinai, NYC 
  • William Cafferty, Yale, Neurology Assistant Professor 
  • Philip Duffy, Yale Development 
  • David Gimbel, Yale Neurosurgery Residency 
  • Ji-Won Um 
  • Adam Kaufman, University of Pennsylvania
  • Yixiao Zou
  • Jacqueline Heiss 
  • Sarah Bhagat - Stanford University
  • Laura Haas -University of Tubingen

For more information contact Stephen Strittmatter, M.D., Ph.D or call:
TEL: 203-785-4878
FAX: 203-785-5098 

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