Larry Zipursky is the Jerome J. Belzer Chair of Medical Research, Distinguished Professor of Biological Chemistry and Investigator of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. Dr. Zipursky obtained his BA in Chemistry at Oberlin College. He received his Ph.D. in Molecular Biology at Albert Einstein College of Medicine. In 1981, he moved to the California Institute of Technology to study neural development in Drosophila with Dr. Seymour Benzer as a Helen Hay Whitney Postdoctoral Fellow. Dr. Zipursky is interested in uncovering the cellular rules and underlying molecular mechanisms by which neurons make highly specific patterns of synaptic connections during development. His awards include the Louisa Gross Horwitz Prize in Biology or Biochemistry in 2015. He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the National Academy of Sciences. For further information click here.
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