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David Breslow, PhD

Assistant Professor, Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology

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David Breslow, PhD

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David Breslow is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology at Yale University. David received an A.B. in Biochemical Sciences from Harvard University, working in the laboratory of Dr. Stuart Schreiber. David did his graduate work at the University of California, San Francisco in Dr. Jonathan Weissman’s lab. There he developed new high-throughput functional genomic tools for budding yeast and defined the function of Orm family proteins in sphingolipid homeostasis. As a postdoctoral fellow, David worked with Dr. Maxence Nachury at Stanford University, where he used a semi-permeabilized cell system to study protein entry into primary cilia and developed a CRISPR/Cas9-based screening platform to investigate ciliary signaling. A central focus of David’s work is been applying new systematic approaches to address fundamental questions in cell biology, with a current emphasis on the regulation and functions of the mammalian primary cilium. David joined the Yale MCDB faculty in January 2017 and his lab is located in the Yale Science Building.

Education & Training

  • Postdoctoral researcher
    Stanford University (2016)
  • PhD
    University of California, San Francisco, Chemistry and Chemical Biology (2010)
  • AB
    Harvard University, Biochemical Sciences (2004)

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
Maximizing Investigators' Research AwardNIH / NIGMS2020
Excellence Award for Biomedical ResearchSmith Family Foundation2018
Child Health Research AwardCharles H. Hood Foundation2018
Sloan Research FellowshipAlfred P. Sloan Foundation2018
Pathway to Independence Award (K99/R00)National Institutes of Health2014
Dale F. Frey Award for Breakthrough ScientistsDamon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation2014
Connie and Bob Lurie FellowDamon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation2011
Graduate Research FellowshipNational Science Foundation2007
Hertz Graduate Research FellowshipThe Hertz Foundation2005

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