David Ginty

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David D. Ginty
Born Connecticut, U.S.
Residence Maryland, U.S.
Nationality United States American
Fields Neuroscience
Doctoral advisor Edward Seidel
Other academic advisors Michael Greenberg
Doctoral students Soyuhn Ahn, Jean-Francois Cloutier, Chenghua Gu, Brian Pierchala, Haihong Ye, Antonella Riccio, Rejji Kuruvilla, Naren Ramanan

Dr. David D. Ginty (born 1962) is an American neuroscientist and developmental biologist.

He graduated from Mount Saint Mary's College and received his Ph.D. degree in physiology from East Carolina University for graduate work with Edward Seidel, on the regulation of polyamine compounds and their metabolism during cell growth and proliferation. Moving to Boston, Ginty completed postdoctoral research, first, with John Wagner at the Dana–Farber Cancer Institute at Harvard Medical School, and then with Michael Greenberg at the Children's Hospital Boston, where he made several seminal contributions to signal transduction and growth factor signaling in neurons.[1]

In 1995, he was invited by Solomon Snyder to move to Baltimore, Maryland, to become a new faculty member of the Department of Neuroscience at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Currently, he is the professor of Neuroscience and an investigator of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute.[2] In addition, he oversees the Neuroscience Graduate program of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, and serves on the editorial board of the journal Neuron.[3]

In the mid-1990s, he received several young investigator awards including a 1995 Klingenstein Award,[4] a 1996 Pew Biomedical Scholar Award,[5] and the Basil O'Conner Scholar Award from the March of Dimes.[citation needed] After becoming established, he received a Jacob Javitz Neuroscience Investigator's Award from the National Institutes of Health.[6][7] His lab at Johns Hopkins discovered functions and mechanisms of action of neuronal growth factors and axon guidance cues, and mechanisms of assembly and functional organization of the neural circuits that underlie autonomic functions and the sense of touch. David Ginty was one of the most highly compensated employees at Harvard in 2013 with reported compensation of $1,221,663.[8]


  1. ^ "David D. Ginty, Ph.D.". HHMI Investigators. Howard Hughes Medical Institute. 2007. Retrieved 2007-11-17. 
  2. ^ "David Ginty". Solomon H. Snyder Department of Neuroscience. Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. 2005. Retrieved 2007-11-17. 
  3. ^ "Contact Neuron". Neuron. Elsevier. 2007. Retrieved 2007-11-17. 
  4. ^ "Klingenstein Fellowship Awards: 1995". The Esther A. & and Joseph Klingenstein Fund, Inc. Retrieved 2007-11-17. 
  5. ^ "David D. Ginty". Pew Scholars Program in the Biomedical Sciences. The Center for Health Professions, University of California San Francisco. 2006-07-10. Retrieved 2007-11-17. 
  6. ^ "Grant Number: 5R37NS034814-13" (Abstract; Database Entry). CRISP. National Institutes of Health. Retrieved 2007-11-17. [dead link]
  7. ^ "Javits Neuroscience Investigator Award (R37)". National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. National Institutes of Health. 2006-07-06. Retrieved 2007-11-17. 
  8. ^ "Form 990, Return of Organization Exempt From Income tax" (PDF). Form 990. IRS. Retrieved 2016-09-01. 

External links[edit]

  • [1] Johns Hopkins University Page for the David Ginty Lab
  • [2] David Ginty Investigator Page from HHMI