Philip G. Haydon, Ph.D.

Cerebrum - 0716 - Philip G. Haydon, Ph.D. - thmbPhilip G. Haydon, Ph.D., is the Annetta and Gustav Grisard Professor and chair of the neuroscience department at Tufts University School of Medicine. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Leeds, UK. While a faculty member at Iowa State University in 1994, he performed a landmark study by demonstrating that astrocytes release chemical transmitters. In 2001 he joined the faculty of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and, in 2008, moved to Tufts. For 25 years his research has addressed the roles played by glial cells. His recent focus is on the use of glial targets as therapeutic interventions for brain disorders. He has received the Alfred P. Sloan Scholarship, the McKnight Innovator Award, and the Jacob Javits Award from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke.