Charles A Greer PhD

Professor of Neurosurgery and of Neurobiology; Vice Chair of Research, Neurosurgery; Director, Interdepartmental Neuroscience Graduate Program

Biographical Info

Dr. Charles A. Greer is the Vice Chair for Research and holds the rank of Professor of Neuroscience. Dr. Greer also serves as Director of the Yale Interdepartmental Neuroscience Graduate Program. He has served as the President of the Association for Chemoreception Sciences, Chair of National Institutes of Health Study Sections and recently completed a term on the Advisory Council for the National Institute of Deafness and Other Communicative Disorders.

He has organized several national and international conferences and is frequently an invited speaker. Dr. Greer is an Associate Editor of The Journal of Comparative Neurology and Journal of Neuroscience and a member of the editorial boards of Frontiers in Neurogenomics, Frontiers in Neuroanatomy and Frontiers in Neuorgenesis and the Faculty of 1000. Dr. Greer has been the recipient of numerous awards recognizing his research accomplishments.

International Activity

  • Development
    Paris, France(2015)
    Collaborative projects on the molecular development of synaptic circuits
  • mRNA translation in axons
    Paris, France(2015)
    A collaborative effort to understand the role of locally translated mRNA in the targeting specificity of axons

Education & Training

University of Colorado at Colorado Springs (1971)
University of Colorado (1978)
Postdoctoral Fellow
Yale School of Medicine, Department of Physiology and Section of Neuroanatomy,

Honors & Recognition

  • Distinguished Visiting Professor
    Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada (2003)
  • Max Mozell Award for Outstanding Achievements in the Chemical Senses
    Association for Chemoreception Sciences (2009)
  • R.H. Wright Award for Outstanding Research in Olfaction
  • Distinguished Professor
    Universite Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris, France (2013)

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