Stephen Strittmatter, MD, PhD

Vincent Coates Professor of Neurology and Professor of Neuroscience; Director, Cellular Neuroscience, Neurodegeneration and Repair; Director, Yale Alzheimer's Disease Research Center; Director, Memory Disorders Clinic

Departments & Organizations

Neurology: Alzheimer's Disease Research Center (ADRC) | Memory Disorders & Cognitive Neurology | Strittmatter Lab

Neuroscience: Kavli Institute for Neuroscience

Interdepartmental Neuroscience Program

Program in Cellular Neuroscience, Neurodegeneration and Repair

Yale Center for Research on Aging (Y-Age)

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

Yale Medicine

Office of Cooperative Research


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 & Training

MD Johns Hopkins University (1986)
PhD Johns Hopkins University (1986)
AB Harvard College (1980)
Clinical and Research Fellow Harvard Medical School, Mass. General Hospital
Resident Resident in Neurology, Massachusetts General Hospital
Intern in Medicine Massachusetts General Hospital
Board Certification AB of Psychiatry & Neurology, Neurology (1991)

Honors & Recognition

  • Ameritec Foundation

  • The John Merck Fund

  • The Donaghue Foundation

  • The McKnight Foundation

  • Jacob Javits AwardNINDS

  • American Academy of Neurology

Edit this profile

Contact Info

Stephen Strittmatter, MD, PhD
Patient Care Location
Yale Memory ClinicYale Physicians Building
800 Howard Avenue, Ste Lower Level

New Haven, CT 06519
View on map...
Lab Location
Boyer Center for Molecular Medicine
295 Congress Avenue, Ste 431-435

New Haven, CT 06510
View on map...
Mailing Address
CNNR Program295 Congress Ave.
New Haven, CT 06536

Strittmatter Laboratory

Amyloid Beta and Neurons

Oligomeric Beta-Amyloid Binding to Cultured Hippocampal Neurons.

Spinal Cord Injury

Raphespinal Axon Regeneration after Spinal Cord Transection in Mice Lacking Nogo Receptor.

Mouse Model of Alzheimer

In a mouse model of Alzheimer’s disease, amyloid beta clusters (red) build up among neurons (green) in a memory-related area of the brain.