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Charles A. Greer, Ph.D.

Yale Medicine Magazine, 2003 - Summer


Charles A. Greer, Ph.D., professor of neurosurgery and neurobiology and co-director of the Interdepartmental Neuroscience Program, has received the 2002 Frank Allison Linville’s R.H. Wright Award in Olfactory Research. Greer visited Simon Fraser University in Vancouver and the University of British Columbia in the spring to receive the $30,000 annual award and deliver lectures and research seminars. He was honored for his studies of the fine structure and function of the developing olfactory system, especially local synaptic circuit organization in the olfactory bulb. These studies use the olfactory system as a model for identifying mechanisms and general principles that underlie the specificity of axon targeting and synapse formation in the nervous system.