Stephen Strittmatter, M.D., Ph.D.

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Professor of Neurology and of Neurobiology; Director, Cellular Neuroscience, Neurodegeneration and Repair, Yale University

Dr.  Strittmatter earned his undergraduate degree from Harvard College, summa cum laude, in 1980. He completed M.D. and Ph.D. training at Johns Hopkins in 1986 with mentorship from Solomon H. Snyder, M.D.

He is currently holds the Vincent Coates Professorship of Neurology and co-founded the Yale Program in Cellular Neuroscience, Neurodegeneration and Repair. His research on axonal growth during development and regeneration has been recognized by honors from the Ameritec Foundation, the John Merck Fund, the Donaghue Foundation, the McKnight Foundation, the Jacob Javits Award of the NINDS and the American Academy of Neurology.

Funded Research

Project Description Researchers Funding
Oligomer Collaborative Projects

A collaboration of members of the Research Consortium, a member of the Cure Alzheimer’s Fund Science Advisory Board and non-Cure Alzheimer’s Fund-affiliated researchers hypothesizes that an abnormal increase in levels of synaptic Abeta and, particularly, Abeta oligomers may lead to synaptic dysfunction, cognitive decline and eventually dementia. This highly innovative collaborative project will address how Abeta oligomers are formed and which types detrimentally impact synaptic dysfunction and neuronal survival in the brain.

2006 to 2008

$1,550,000

Selected Publications

These published papers resulted from Cure Alzheimer’s Fund support.
Gimbel DA, Nygaard HB, Coffey EE, Gunther EC, Lauren J, Gimbel ZA, Strittmatter SM, Memory Impairment in Transgenic Alzheimer Mice Requires Cellular Prion Protein, The Journal of Neuroscience, 30(18), May 5, 2010, 6367-6374