Dennis Steindler, PhD


Senior Scientist



BA, Zoology, University of Wisconsin
PhD, Anatomy & Neurobiology, University of California - San Francisco
Postdoctoral Training, Max Planck Institute


Campus: Boston
Office: HNRCA 824
Laboratory: HNRCA 8th Floor

Contact Information

Office Phone: 617-556-3193

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Research Web Site  Lab Research Page
Recent Publications  Abstract in PubMed

Graduate Programs



Research Synopsis

Our group is interested in developmental neurobiology, traumatic brain injury and neurodegenerative diseases. We are also interested in brain regeneration, stem cells, persistent neurogenesis in the adult human brain, stem/progenitor cell tumorigenesis, combining stem cell, molecular and gene therapies for neurodegenerative diseases and cancer, exosomal transmission of disease, comparative vertebrate regeneration, nutrition and treating neurodegenerative disease and cancer. Some of our most recent studies focus on developing patient specific avatars for testing emerging standard of care, diet and nutrition therapies and cures for a variety of debilitating diseases.


Apply to the Sackler School


The priority application deadlines are as follows:

December 1: Basic Science Division PhD Programs

February 15: Building Diversity in Biomedical Sciences

March 31: Post-Baccalaureate Research Program

May 1: Clinical & Translational Science, MS in Pharmacology & Drug Development