John Carlson, PhD

Eugene Higgins Professor of Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology

Departments & Organizations

Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology

Kavli Institute for Neuroscience

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

Interdepartmental Neuroscience Program

Education & Training

PhD Stanford (1982)
AB Harvard (1977)

Honors & Recognition

  • Arthur Kornberg and Paul Berg Lifetime Achievement Award in Biomedical Sciences (2018)

  • Max Mozell Award for Outstanding Achievement in the Chemical Senses (2018)

  • Member, National Academy of Sciences (2012)

  • Member, American Academy of Arts & Sciences (2012)

  • Guggenheim Fellowship (2012)

  • Genetics Society of America Medal (2011)

  • Entomological Society of America Award for Insect Physiology (2011)

  • Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science (2006)

  • Senior Scholar Award, Ellison Medical Foundation (2005)

  • R.H. Wright Award for Olfactory Research (2005)

  • Silverstein-Simeone Award (2004)

  • McKnight Investigator Award (2000)

  • Dylan Hixon Prize for Teaching Excellence in Natural Sciences, Yale College (1998)

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