Charles Greer, PhD

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

Departments & Organizations

Neurosurgery: Greer Lab

Interdepartmental Neuroscience Program

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

Yale Stem Cell Center

Office of Cooperative Research


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.

Education & Training

PhD University of Colorado (1978)
BA University of Colorado at Colorado Springs (1971)
Postdoctoral Fellow Yale School of Medicine

Honors & Recognition

  • Distinguished ProfessorUniversite Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris, France (2013)

  • Max Mozell Award for Outstanding Achievements in the Chemical SensesAssociation for Chemoreception Sciences (2009)

  • Distinguished Visiting ProfessorSimon Fraser University, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada (2003)

  • R.H. Wright Award for Outstanding Research in Olfaction (2002)


  • 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

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Contact Info

Charles Greer, PhD
Patient Care Location
TESTYale New Haven Hospital - West Pavilion
1 Park Street, Wing T

New Haven, CT 06504
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Mailing Address
NeurosurgeryPO Box 208082
New Haven, CT 06520-8082

Greer Lab