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Tufts University School of Medicine

Philip Haydon

Annetta and Gustav Grisard Professor of Neuroscience
Department: Neuroscience
Programs: Neuroscience
Laboratory: Arnold 205B

Philip Haydon

Annetta and Gustav Grisard Professor of Neuroscience
Department: Neuroscience
Programs: Neuroscience
Laboratory: Arnold 205B

Phone 617-636-2190
Lab phone: 617-636-3406
Office: Arnold 208
Campus: Boston

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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.