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Michael Higley MD/PhD

Associate Professor of Neuroscience; Member, Program in Cellular Neuroscience, Neurodegeneration and Repair (CNNR); Member, Kavli Institute for Neuroscience

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Michael Higley, MD/PhD

Lab Location

Office Location

Mailing Address

  • Department of Neuroscience, PO Box 208001

    New Haven, CT, 06520-8001

    United States

Michael Higley
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Dr. Higley studied behavioral neuroscience at Cornell University. He then completed his MD and PhD in the MSTP Program and the laboratory of Dr. Diego Contreras at the University of Pennsylvania. He continued his scientific training as a postdoctoral fellow with Dr. Bernardo Sabatini at Harvard Medical School and joined the faculty of the Yale Department of Neuroscience in 2010.

Education & Training

  • MD/PhD
    University of Pennsylvania (2007)
  • BA
    Cornell University (1998)
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Sabatini Lab
    Harvard Medical School

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
Basil O'Connor Starter Scholar AwardMarch of Dimes2013
NARSAD Young Investigator AwardBrain and Behavior Research Foundation (NARSAD)2012
Sloan Research FellowshipAlfred P. Sloan Foundation2011
Klingenstein Fellowship Award in the NeurosciencesEsther and Joseph Klingenstein Foundation2011
Smith Family Award for Excellence in Biomedical Research2010

Professional Service

NIH Study Section: MDCN, NTRC, ETTN-102012 - Present
Nature Neuroscience, Neuron, eLife, PNAS, Journal of Neuroscience, Journal of Neurophysiology2010 - Present
Berkeley CollegeFellow, Freshman Advisor
MD,PhD Faculty Advisory Committee

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