Elissa Hallem

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Elissa Hallem
Alma materWilliams College;
Yale University
Scientific career

Elissa A. Hallem is an American neurobiologist. She won a 2012 MacArthur Fellowship.[1][2]


Elissa Hallem was born in Santa Monica, California in 1977. In 8th grade she enrolled in a summer program run by the Johns Hopkins University Center for Talented Youth where she followed a course in psychology held at the Loyola Marymount University at Los Angeles. During high school, she worked in a UCLA lab with professor S. Lawrence Zipursky, a family friend. She graduated from Williams College with a B.A. in biology and chemistry in 1999, and received a Ph.D. from Yale University in 2005.[3]


  1. ^ "Elissa Hallem – MacArthur Foundation". Macfound.org. 2012-10-02. Retrieved 2013-11-06.
  2. ^ Adams, Jackie (November 29, 2012). "The Genius Series: MacArthur Winner Elissa Hallem". Los Angeles Magazine.
  3. ^ Wolpert, Stuart (2012-10-02). "UCLA life scientist Elissa Hallem awarded MacArthur 'genius' grant / UCLA Newsroom". Newsroom.ucla.edu. Retrieved 2013-11-06.

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