Richard W. Aldrich



Who is Richard W. Aldrich?

Richard Warren Aldrich is an American neuroscientist who is currently the Karl Folkers Chair of Interdisciplinary Medical Research and Professor of Neurobiology in the School of Biological Sciences at the University of Texas. Graduating from the University of Arizona with a BS in Biological Sciences, Aldrich went on to earn a Ph. D. in Neuroscience from Stanford University. After completing a post-doctoral fellowship in physiology at Yale University under the direction of W. Knox Chandler and Charles F. Stevens, Aldrich was hired to teach at Yale, instructing in the Department of Molecular Neurobiology. In 1985, Aldrich returned to Stanford to teach neurobiology and physiology, eventually serving as Chair of the Department of Molecular and Cellular Physiology from 2001 to 2004. He was an Investigator in the Howard Hughes Medical Institute from 1990 until 2006. Aldrich's research has focused on the "molecular mechanisms of ion channel function and their role in electrical signaling." Aldrich has served as the President of the Society of General Physiologists and the Biophysical Society.

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Also known as
  • Richard Warren Aldrich
  • Doctorate, Stanford University
    ( - 1980)
  • University of Arizona
  • Yale University
  • University of Texas at Austin
    (2006 - )
  • Stanford University
    (1985 - )
  • Howard Hughes Medical Institute
    (1990 - )
  • Yale University
    (1980 - )

on July 23, 2013


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