Richard L. Huganir

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Richard L. Huganir
Born (1953-03-25) 25 March 1953 (age 62)
Nationality American
Fields Neuroscience
Institutions Johns Hopkins University

Richard L. Huganir (born March 25, 1953) is a Professor and Director of the Solomon H. Snyder Department of Neuroscience, as well as an Investigator with the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. He has joint appointments in the Department of Biological Chemistry and the Department of Pharmacology.[1] Huganir is also a member of the Cure Alzheimer's Fund's Research Consortium.

Dr. Huganir completed his undergraduate work in biochemistry at Vassar College in 1975. He 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 to 1984. Huganir then moved to the Rockefeller University where he was an Assistant Professor of Molecular and Cellular Neurobiology from 1984-1988.

Huganir became the Director or the Solomon H. Snyder Department of Neuroscience in 2006. He received the Young Investigator Award and the Julius Axelrod Award from the Society for Neuroscience, the Santiago Grisolia Award and is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the United States National Academy of Sciences, and a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Huganir has published over 200 papers in peer-reviewed journals.


  1. ^ Davis, T. H. (2006). "Profile of Richard L. Huganir". Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 103 (12): 4341–4343. doi:10.1073/pnas.0601079103. PMC 1450172. PMID 16537364.  edit

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