Michael J Higley MD,PhD

Assistant Professor of Neurobiology; Primary Member, Program in Cellular Neuroscience, Neurodegeneration and Repair (CNNR); Member, Kavli Institute for Neuroscience

Biographical Info

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 Medical School and joined the faculty of the Yale Department of Neurobiology in 2010.

Education & Training

Cornell University (1998)
University of Pennsylvania (2007)
Postdoctoral Fellow, Sabatini Lab
Harvard Medical School, Neurobiology (2007 - 2010)

Honors & Recognition

  • Basil O'Connor Starter Scholar Award
    March of Dimes (2013)
  • NARSAD Young Investigator Award
    Brain and Behavior Research Foundation (NARSAD) (2012)
  • Sloan Research Fellowship
    Alfred P. Sloan Foundation (2011)
  • Klingenstein Fellowship Award in the Neurosciences
    Esther and Joseph Klingenstein Foundation (2011)
  • Smith Family Award for Excellence in Biomedical Research

Professional Service

  • Nature Neuroscience, Journal of Neuroscience, Journal of Neurophysiology, Frontiers in Neuroscience, Journal of Physiology
  • NIH Study Section: Neurotransporters, Receptors, Channels, and Calcium Signaling.

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