Stephen M Strittmatter MD, PhD

Vincent Coates Professor of Neurology and Professor of Neurobiology; Director, Cellular Neuroscience, Neurodegeneration and Repair; Director, Adler Memory Clinic in Neurology


Departments & Organizations

Yale Combined Program in the Biological and Biomedical Sciences (BBS): Neuroscience | Molecular Cell Biology, Genetics and Development

Program in Cellular Neuroscience, Neurodegeneration and Repair

Interdepartmental Neuroscience Program

Neurobiology: Kavli Institute for Neuroscience | Strittmatter Lab

Neurology: Alzheimer's Disease/Dementia and Neuro-degenerative Disorders

National Gaucher Disease Treatment Center

Biography

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 Neurology residency. While at Massachusetts General Hospital, he worked as a Research Fellow with Mark Fishman, M.D., exploring the molecular basis of axonal guidance. After a year as Fellow, he served briefly as an Assistant Professor at Harvard Medical School before moving to Yale University in 1993.

He currently holds the Vincent Coates Professorship of Neurology and co-founded the Yale Program in Cellular Neuroscience, Neurodegeneration and Repair. His research on axonal growth during development and regeneration has been recognized by honors from the Ameritec Foundation, the John Merck Fund, the Donaghue Foundation, the McKnight Foundation, the Jacob Javits Award of the NINDS and the American Academy of Neurology.


Education

  • AB, Harvard College , 1980
  • M.D., Johns Hopkins University , 1986
  • Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University , 1986

Selected Publication

  • Um JW, Kaufman AC, Kostylev M, Heiss JK, Stagi M, Takahashi H, Kerrisk ME, Vortmeyer A, Wisniewski T, Koleske AJ, Gunther EC, Nygaard HB, Strittmatter SM. Metabotropic Glutamate Receptor 5 is a Co-Receptor for Alzheimer Aß Oligomer Bound to Cellular Prion Protein. Neuron, 79:887-902 (2013).

Latest Honor and Recognition

  • Ameritec Foundation