Philip Haydon received his B.Sc. (Hons; 1979) and Ph.D. (1982) from the University of Leeds, England. He performed postdoctoral studies at the University of Iowa (1982-1986) and then became a faculty member Iowa State University (1986-2001). Subsequently he moved to the University of Pennsylvania as Professor and Vice-Chair of Neuroscience and has recently been appointed Annetta and Gustav Grisard Professor and Chair of Neuroscience at Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston (2008). He has received numerous prestigious awards including a McKnight Investigator Award and the Jacob Javits Award from the NINDS. His research focuses on the investigation of neuron-glial interactions and how astrocytes regulate neuronal networks and sleep related behaviors.
Dr. Haydon is currently funded for 2011 for his work on “Development of UDP analogs for the treatment of AD”.