Dr. Richard Huganir is a Bloomberg Distinguished Professor of Neuroscience and Psychological and Brain Sciences and Director of the Solomon H. Snyder Department of Neuroscience, Director of the Kavli Neuroscience Discovery Institute and Co-Director of the Johns Hopkins Medicine Brain Science Institute. Dr. Huganir received his Ph.D. degree from Cornell University in 1982 and was a postdoctoral fellow with the Nobel Laureate, Paul Greengard, at Yale University School of Medicine from 1982-1984. Dr. Huganir then moved to Rockefeller University where he was an Assistant Professor of from 1984-1988. Dr. Huganir moved to the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in 1988 as an Associate Investigator in the Howard Hughes Medical Institute and an Associate Professor in the Department of Neuroscience. Dr. Huganir was a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator for 26 years from 1988-2014. Dr. Huganir became the Director or the Solomon H. Snyder Department of Neuroscience in 2006. Dr. Huganir has served as Treasurer and is currently the President of the Society for Neuroscience. He received the Young Investigator Award and the Julius Axelrod Award from the Society for Neuroscience, the Santiago Grisolia Award, the Goldman-Rakic Award from the Brain and Behavior Research Foundation and is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the National Academy of Medicine and the National Academy of Sciences.