Kavli Institute


Rakic, Pasko

Director

Dorys McConnell Duberg Professor of Neuroscience and Professor of Neurology
Department Chair, Neurobiology
Director, Yale Kavli Institute for Neuroscience

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McCormick, David A.

Vice-Director

Dorys McConnell Duberg Professor of Neurobiology and Professor of Psychology
Vice Director, Yale Kavli Institute for Neuroscience

B.A., B.S. 1979 Mathematics and Psychology from Purdue University

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Kavli Institute Steering Committee


De Camilli, Pietro

Eugene Higgins Professor of Cell Biology and Professor of Neurobiology

A native of Italy, De Camilli studied at the Liceo Manzoni in Milan, earned his M.D. degree from the University of Milano in 1972 and obtained a postgraduate degree in medical endocrinology from the University of Pavia in Italy. He was a postdoctoral fellow (1978-79) with Paul Greengard in...

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Horvath, Tamas L.

Jean and David W. Wallace Professor of Comparative Medicine and Professor of Neurobiology and of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences

Tamas Horvath is Professor and Chair of the Section of Comparative Medicine and Professor of Neurobiology and Ob/Gyn at Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut. He is also the Director for the Yale Program on Integrative Cell Signaling and Neurobiology of Metabolism. He...

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Horwich, Arthur L

Sterling Professor of Genetics and Professor of Pediatrics

Horwich received undergraduate and M.D. degrees from Brown University, trained in Pediatrics at Yale, was then a postdoctoral fellow first at Salk Institute in the Tumor Virology Laboratory, and then in Genetics at Yale, then joined the Yale faculty. His work was initially involved with protein...

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Lifton, Richard P

Sterling Professor of Genetics and Professor of Medicine (Nephrology)

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Picciotto, Marina

Charles B. G. Murphy Professor of Psychiatry and Professor in the Child Study Center, of Neurobiology and of Pharmacology

Dr. Picciotto joined the Yale faculty in 1995, after completing a postdoctoral fellowship with Jean-Pierre Changeux in the Laboratory of Molecular Biology at the Institut Pasteur in Paris. She earned a Ph.D. in Molecular Neurobiology at The Rockefeller University in New York City in 1992, where...

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Slayman, Carolyn Walch

Sterling Professor of Genetics and Professor of Cellular and Molecular Physiology

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Kavli Institute Members


Arnsten, Amy F. T.

Professor of Neurobiology and of Psychology

Dr. Arnsten was raised in Maplewood, N.J. where she attended Columbia High School. She received her B.A. in Neuroscience from Brown University in 1976, and her Ph.D. in Neuroscience from UCSD in 1981. She did post-doctoral research with Dr. Susan Iversen at Cambridge University, and with Dr....

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Bewersdorf, Joerg

Associate Professor of Cell Biology and Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering

Dr. Bewersdorf joined the department of Cell Biology as an Assistant Professor in 2009 coming from The Jackson Laboratory in Bar Harbor, Maine, where he lead a research group since 2005. Before, he had trained and worked with Dr. Stefan W. Hell at the Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry...

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Blumenfeld, Hal

Professor of Neurology, of Neurobiology and of Neurosurgery

Dr. Blumenfeld's clinical and research work focuses on epilepsy, cognition and brain imaging. He directs Yale's Clinical Neuroscience Imaging Center (CNIC), a new multi-disciplinary core facility for innovative study and treatment of brain disorders. Teaching activities include a textbook titled...

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Cardin, Jessica A

Assistant Professor of Neurobiology

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Chun, Marvin M

Richard M. Colgate Professor of Psychology

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Crair, Michael C

William Ziegler III Professor of Neurobiology and Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Science

Michael C. Crair is the William Ziegler III Professor of Vision Research at Yale University and director of the Vision Core Program in the Department of Neurobiology and the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Science and director of graduate studies for the Neurobiology Graduate Program. From...

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DiLeone, Ralph Joseph

Associate Professor of Psychiatry and of Neurobiology

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Higley, Michael J

Assistant Professor of Neurobiology

Dr. Higley studied behavioral neuroscience at Cornell University. He then completed his MD and PhD in the MSTP Program and the laboratory of Dr. Diego Contreras at the University of Pennsylvania. He continued his scientific training as a postdoctoral fellow with Dr. Bernardo Sabatini at Harvard...

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Koleske, Anthony J

Professor of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry and of Neurobiology

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Lee, Daeyeol

Professor of Neurobiology and of Psychology

Daeyeol Lee is a professor of neurobiology and psychology at Yale University and the director of Yale laboratory of cognition and decision making. Daeyeol received his bachelor’s degree in Economics from Seoul National University in Korea and his PhD in Neuroscience from the University of...

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Nitabach, Michael N

Associate Professor of Cellular and Molecular Physiology and of Genetics

Michael Nitabach JD, PhD is faculty member of Molecular Cell Biology, Genetics and Development, Molecular Medicine, Pharmacology and Physiology, and Interdepartmental Neuroscience Program. He is affiliated with the Program in Cellular Neuroscience, Neurodegeneration and Repair. He received a...

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Noonan, James

Associate Professor of Genetics and of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

Dr. Noonan received his undergraduate degree in Biology and English Literature (Honors) from Binghamton University in upstate New York. After two years as a research technician at the New York Blood Center, he moved to the Department of Genetics, Stanford University, where he received his...

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Sestan, Nenad

Professor of Neurobiology and of Psychiatry

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State, Matthew W.

Professor (Adjunct) in the Child Study Center and Professor of Genetics and of Psychiatry

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Strittmatter, Stephen M

Vincent Coates Professor of Neurology and Professor of Neurobiology

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...

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Tomita, Susumu

Associate Professor of Cellular and Molecular Physiology

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Vaccarino, Flora Maria

Harris Professor in the Child Study Center and Professor of Neurobiology and Residential College Associate Fellow in Faculty of Arts and Sciences

Dr. Flora Vaccarino graduated in Medicine at Padua University in Italy and studied neuropharmacology and cell biology at NIH as a research fellow before starting her Residency in Psychiatry at Yale University. After her residency, she studied developmental biology and genetics and was appointed...

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Zenisek, David

Associate Professor of Cellular and Molecular Physiology and of Ophthalmology and Visual Science

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