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Mark Hochstrasser, PhD

Eugene Higgins Professor of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry and Professor of Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology

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Mark Hochstrasser, PhD

Mailing Address

  • Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry

    PO Box 208114, 266 Whitney Avenue

    New Haven, CT 06520-8114

    United States



Part of the Yale faculty since 2000, Prof. Mark Hochstrasser is the Eugene Higgins Professor of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry and also holds appointments in the Department of Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology, the Yale Cancer Center, and the School of Medicine’s Biological and Biomedical Sciences Program. He earned his B.A. at Rutgers University and his Ph.D. at the University of California, San Francisco, and conducted postdoctoral research at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

He has earned numerous honors for his scientific contributions, including a Young Investigator Award from the Cancer Research Foundation and designation as a Searle Scholar and a Fletcher Scholar. He is an elected Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and the Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering.

Prof. Hochstrasser holds several patents related to his work, which has been published in various scientific and medical journals, including Nature, the Journal of Cell Biology, Cell, the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Genetics and Nature Cell Biology.

He has been a member of the editorial board of various journals, including Cell, EMBO Journal, Genes & Development, and Molecular Biology of the Cell and has served on several National Institutes of Health study sections. Prof. Hochstrasser has also helped organize numerous international and national scientific conferences and served as an ad hoc reviewer of various research and graduate programs around the country.

Education & Training

  • Postdoctoral Fellow
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology (1990)
  • PhD
    University of Califoria-San Francisco (1987)

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