Richard L Huganir

Richard L Huganir, PhD


Regular Professor Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

Baltimore, MD US


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.
Neuroscience Sub-Discipline
Behavioral Neuroscience
Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience
Developmental Neuroscience
Disorders of the Nervous System
Excitable Membranes and Ion Channels
Neural / Synaptic Structure and Function
Neuroscience of Aging
Analysis of Behavior and Cognition in Non-human Animals
Cell Culture
Electrophysiology (channels)
Genetic Models and Techniques
Genomics, Proteomics, and Systems Biology
Imaging (microscopy)
In vivo Monitoring
Molecular Approaches
Optical methods
Species: Vertebrate

Awards & Fellowships

Award NameAward Participant StatusEnd Date
Ralph W. Gerard PrizeWinner12/30/2022
Julius Axelrod PrizeWinner12/31/2007
Young Investigator AwardWinner12/31/1991

SfN Service History

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Young Investigator Award Selection CommitteeMemberPast
Young Investigator Award Selection CommitteeMemberPast
Publications CommitteeEx OfficioPast
Program CommitteeMemberPast
Program CommitteeChairpersonPast
Program CommitteeEx OfficioPast
Peter Seeburg Integrative Neuroscience Prize Selection CommitteeChairpersonPast
Nominating CommitteeMemberPast
Julius Axelrod Prize Selection CommitteeChairpersonPast
JNeurosci Editorial BoardAssociate EditorPast
Finance CommitteeChairpersonPast
Finance CommitteeEx OfficioPast
Executive CommitteeEx OfficioPast
Executive CommitteeChairpersonPast
Executive CommitteeEx OfficioPast
CouncilTreasurer ElectPast
CouncilPast TreasurerPast
CouncilPresident ElectPast
CouncilPast PresidentPast
Committee on CommitteesMemberPast
Audit CommitteeMemberPast
Annual Meeting Advisory GroupMemberPast
Ad Hoc on Electronic InitiativesMemberPast