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Charles Greer, PhD

Professor of Neurosurgery and of Neuroscience; Co Vice Chair of Research, Neurosurgery; Director, Interdepartmental Neuroscience Graduate Program

Contact Information

Charles Greer, PhD

Patient Care Location

  • Yale New Haven Hospital - West Pavilion
    1 Park Street, Wing T
    New Haven, CT 06510

Mailing Address

  • Neurosurgery

    PO Box 208082

    New Haven, CT 06520-8082

    United States



Dr. Charles A. Greer is the Vice Chair for Research and holds the rank of Professor of Neuroscience. Dr. Greer also serves as Director of the Yale Interdepartmental Neuroscience Graduate Program. He has served as the President of the Association for Chemoreception Sciences, Chair of National Institutes of Health Study Sections and recently completed a term on the Advisory Council for the National Institute of Deafness and Other Communicative Disorders.

He has organized several national and international conferences and is frequently an invited speaker. Dr. Greer is an Associate Editor of The Journal of Comparative Neurology and Journal of Neuroscience and a member of the editorial boards of Frontiers in Neurogenomics, Frontiers in Neuroanatomy and Frontiers in Neuorgenesis and the Faculty of 1000. Dr. Greer has been the recipient of numerous awards recognizing his research accomplishments.

Education & Training

  • PhD
    University of Colorado (1978)
  • BA
    University of Colorado at Colorado Springs (1971)
  • Postdoctoral Fellow
    Yale School of Medicine


  • Development
    Paris, Ile-de-France, France 2015
    Collaborative projects on the molecular development of synaptic circuits
  • mRNA translation in axons
    Paris, Ile-de-France, France 2015
    A collaborative effort to understand the role of locally translated mRNA in the targeting specificity of axons

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
Distinguished ProfessorUniversite Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris, France2013
Max Mozell Award for Outstanding Achievements in the Chemical SensesAssociation for Chemoreception Sciences2009
Distinguished Visiting ProfessorSimon Fraser University, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada2003
R.H. Wright Award for Outstanding Research in Olfaction2002

Departments & Organizations