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Sackler School of Graduate Biomedical Sciences

Philip Haydon

Annetta and Gustav Grisard Professor of Neuroscience
Philip Haydon

Philip Haydon

Annetta and Gustav Grisard Professor of Neuroscience

Office phone: 617-636-2190
Lab phone: 617-636-3406
Campus: Boston
Office: Arnold 208
Laboratory: 
Arnold 205B
Education: 
BSc, Physiology, University of Leeds
PhD, Physiology, University of Leeds
Postdoctoral Training, University of Iowa
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.