Biography

Gordon Fishell

Associate Director of the NYU Neuroscience Program, Departments of Cell Biology and Neural Science, NYU Langone Medical Center, New York University

Dr. Gordon Fishell earned a B.Sc. in physiology and biophysics, and a PhD in neurobiology from the University of Toronto. He conducted his postdoctoral training in the Department of Pathology at Columbia University, in Mary E. Hatten’s laboratory.

Throughout the course of his career, he has been Research Developmental Neurobiologist at Columbia University and Assistant Professor at Rockefeller University University. In addition to his current title, he has also held the following academic appointments at the NYU School of Medicine: Assistant Professor, Developmental Genetics Program, Skirball Institute and Department of Cell Biology; Associate Professor, Developmental Genetics Program, Skirball Institute and Department of Cell Biology; Professor, Developmental Genetics Program, Skirball Institute and Department of Cell Biology; Professor and Director of the Smilow Neuroscience Program. Dr. Fishell is a member of the Society of Neuroscience, and sits on editorial boards for several scientific journals, such as The Journal of Neuroscience, Developmental Neuroscience, and Genes and Development. His major interests focus on molecular genetics of regional patterning in the mammalian telencephalon, and molecular control of neural stem cell proliferation and specification.