Stephen George Waxman MD, PhD

Bridget M. Flaherty Professor of Neurology and Professor of Neurobiology and of Pharmacology; Director, Center for Neuroscience and Regeneration Research

Departments & Organizations

Yale Combined Program in the Biological and Biomedical Sciences (BBS): Neuroscience | Molecular Medicine, Pharmacology, and Physiology

Office of Student ResearchInterdepartmental Neuroscience ProgramCenter for Neuroscience and Regeneration ResearchNeurobiology | Pharmacology: NeuropharmacologyNeurology

Research Interests

Axons; Electrophysiology; Genes; Ion Channels; Molecular Biology; Multiple Sclerosis; Pain Syndromes; Sodium Channels; Spinal Cord Injury; Stroke more...


  • Ph.D., Albert Einstein College, 1970
  • M.D., Albert Einstein College, 1972

Selected Publications

  • Faber, C.G., Lauria, G., Merkies, I.S.J., Cheng, X., Han, C., Ahn, H-S., Persson, A-K., Hoeijmakers, J.G.J., Gerrits, M.M., Pierro, T., Lombardi, R., Kapetis, D., Dib-Hajj, S.D., and Waxman, S.G. Gain-of-function NaV1.8 mutations in painful neuropathy. PNAS, 109:19444-19449, 2012. PMID: 23115331
  • Dib-Hajj, S.D., Yang, Y., Black, J.A., Waxman, S.G. The NaV1.7 sodium channel: from molecule to man. Nat Rev Neurosci, 14(1): 49-62, 2012. PMID: 23232607
  • Yang, Y., Dib-Hajj, S.D., Zhang, J., Zhang, Y., Tyrrell, L., Estacion, M., and Waxman, S.G. Structural modeling and mutant cycle analysis predict pharmacoresponsiveness of a NaV1.7 mutant channel, Nature Comm., 3: 1186, 2012. PMID 23149731



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