Michael C Crair, PhD

William Ziegler III Professor of Neurobiology and Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Science; Director, Graduate Studies

Departments & Organizations

Interdepartmental Neuroscience Program

LCME Academic Environment Subcommittee

Neurobiology: Crair Lab | Kavli Institute for Neuroscience | Swartz Program in Theoretical Neurobiology

Office of Student Research

Ophthalmology and Visual Science

Yale Combined Program in the Biological and Biomedical Sciences (BBS): Neuroscience

Biography

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 1998 to 2006, Crair taught at Baylor College of Medicine, where he was also the co-director of the Medical Scientist (M.D./Ph.D.) Training Program. A graduate of the University of California at Berkeley, where he earned his A.B., M.A. and Ph.D. degrees, Crair was a postdoctoral researcher at Kyoto University and Kyoto Pre­fectural Medical School in Japan and later at the University of California at San Francisco. He has been awarded numerous honors for his research and teaching, including the Esther A. and Joseph Klingenstein Foundation Fellowship Award in the Neurosciences, the Baylor College of Medicine's MRRC New Program Development Award and its Marc Dresden Excellence in Graduate Education Award, and a NARSAD-Sidney R. Baer Jr. Foundation Young Investigator Award. He has been named an Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Research Fellow, a John Merck Fund Scholar and the March of Dimes Foundation's Basil O'Connor Fellow.

Education & Training

PhD University of California at Berkeley (1991)
MA University of California at Berkeley, Physics (1987)
AB University of California at Berkeley , Physics (1985)
Postdoctoral Researcher University of California at San Francisco
Postdoctoral Researcher Kyoto University and Kyoto Prefectural Medical School

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Contact Info

Michael C Crair, PhD
Lab Location
Sterling Hall of Medicine, B-Wing
333 Cedar Street, Ste SHM B-301

New Haven, CT 06510
Office Location
Sterling Hall of Medicine, B-Wing
333 Cedar Street, Ste SHM B-301

New Haven, CT 06510
Mailing Address
Department of NeurobiologyPO Box 208001
333 Cedar Street

New Haven, CT 06520-8001

Curriculum Vitae

The Crair Laboratory