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Dr. Richard Huganir


Dr. Richard HuganirDr. Richard Huganir is Professor and Director of the Solomon H. Snyder Department of Neuroscience at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Director of the Kavli Neuroscience Discovery Institute and Co-Director of the Johns Hopkins Medicine Brain Science Institute. Dr. Huganir received his Ph.D. degree in Biochemistry, Molecular and Cell Biology from Cornell University in 1982 where he performed his thesis research in the laboratory of Dr. Efraim Racker.  He was a postdoctoral fellow with the Nobel Laureate, Dr. Paul Greengard, at Yale University School of Medicine from 1982-1984. Dr. Huganir then moved to the Rockefeller University where he was an Assistant Professor of Molecular and Cellular Neurobiology from 1984-1988. Dr. Huganir moved to the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in 1988 as an Associate Investigator in the Howard Hughes Medical Institute and an Associate Professor in the Department of Neuroscience. Dr. Huganir has served as Treasurer and is currently the President Elect of the Society for Neuroscience. He received the Young Investigator Award and the Julius Axelrod Award from the Society for Neuroscience, the Santiago Grisolia Award, the Goldman-Rakic Award from the Brain and Behavior Research Foundation and is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the National Academy of Medicine and the National Academy of Sciences.