Eric Frank, PhD

Eric Frank, PhD

Professor Emeritus of Integrative Physiology & Pathobiology



BS, Physics, Reed College
PhD, Neurobiology, Harvard University
Postdoctoral Training, University of Oslo; Harvard Medical School


Campus: Boston
Office: M&V 713A

Contact Information

Office Phone: 617-636-3666
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Graduate Programs



Research Synopsis

I no longer maintain an active research laboratory. I remain active in teaching and service but no longer accept thesis or rotation students.

The research in the my laboratory focused on developing therapies for promoting recovery from spinal injuries. Sensory axons normally cannot regrow back into the spinal cord after injury because of inhibitory factors in the cord that block growth and an absence of neurotrophic factors that promote growth.


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

June 15: Online Certificate in Fundamentals of Clinical Care Research