Philip Haydon, PhD

Philip Haydon, PhD

Annetta and Gustav Grisard Professor of Neuroscience



BSc, Physiology, University of Leeds
PhD, Physiology, University of Leeds
Postdoctoral Training, University of Iowa


Campus: Boston
Office: Arnold 208
Laboratory: Arnold 205B

Contact Information

Office Phone: 617-636-2190
Lab Phone: 617-636-3406
E-mail   Send an e-mail


Research Web Site  Lab Research Page
Recent Publications  Abstract in PubMed

Graduate Programs



Research Synopsis

It is increasingly apparent that synapses are tripartite structures. In addition to the pre- and postsynaptic terminal, the astrocyte (a sub-type of glial cell) acts as a third element that wraps around the synaptic structure to control synapse formation and function. The goal of my laboratory is to identify the mechanisms by which astrocytes regulate synaptic transmission, neuronal circuits and their critical role in controlling behavior. Our recent studies also focus on the roles of these glial cells in disorders of the nervous system.


Lab Members

Jinghui Dong, Lead Scientist Send an e-mail  Lab Research Page
Jaclyn Dunphy, PhD Student in Neuroscience Send an e-mail  Lab Research Page
Thomas Papouin, Research Assistant Professor Send an e-mail  Lab Research Page
Michaela Tolman, PhD Student in Neuroscience Send an e-mail  Lab Research Page

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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