Ted Abel, Ph.D.

Ted Abel, Ph.D.

JOINED THE SCIENTIFIC COUNCIL IN 2015

Professor, Department of Biology
Co-Director, Biological Basis of Behavior Program
Director, Training Program in Behavioral and Cognitive Neuroscience
University of Pennsylvania

Ted Abel, Ph.D. is the Brush Family Professor of Biology and Director of the Biological Basis of Behavior Program at the University of Pennsylvania, where he also directs a Graduate Training Program in Behavioral and Cognitive Neuroscience. His research focuses on the molecular mechanisms of memory storage and the molecular basis of neurodevelopmental and psychiatric disorders, examining the role of signaling pathways as well as transcriptional and epigenetic regulation of gene expression.

Dr. Abel did his Ph.D. work with Tom Maniatis at Harvard University and his postdoctoral work with Eric Kandel at Columbia.

NARSAD Grants: Young Investigator 1996

Foundation Prizes: 2000 Freedman Prize for Exceptional Basic Research by a Young Investigator