Marc Hammarlund, PhD

Associate Professor of Genetics and Neuroscience; Director of Graduate Studies, Genetics

Research Interests

Axons; Cell Biology; Nerve Regeneration; Gene Expression; Caenorhabditis elegans

Research Organizations

Center for RNA Science and Medicine, Yale

Faculty Research

Interdepartmental Neuroscience Program

Program in Cellular Neuroscience, Neurodegeneration and Repair

Stem Cell Center, Yale: Tissue Specific Stem Cells

Yale Center for Research on Aging (Y-Age)

Research Summary

Our current research focuses on the following fundamental questions:

(For more information please visit our web site: hammarlab.org.)

  • How do neurons respond to injury, disease, and age?
  • How do neurons and neuronal circuits develop and maintain normal function over time?
  • How can we control neuronal homeostasis, plasticity, and repair at the molecular level?

Answering these questions will provide fundamental insights into the cellular and circuit mechanisms that attempt to maintain neuronal function over time. We hypothesize that these molecular mechanisms also control susceptibility to cognitive decline and neurological disease. We study these questions in the model organism C. elegans. Because C. elegans is transparent and has a relatively simple nervous system, we can manipulate and observe individual neurons in intact, living animals.

Specialized Terms: Axon regeneration and degeneration; Neuronal plasticity; Aging; C. elegans

Extensive Research Description

Please visit our web site: hammarlab.org.


Selected Publications

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Contact Info

Marc Hammarlund, PhD
Mailing Address
295 Congress Ave.
New Haven, CT 06510

Curriculum Vitae

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