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Richard D. Palmiter, PhD
Investigator / 1976–Present

Scientific Discipline

Genetics, Neuroscience

Host Institution

University of Washington

Current Position

Dr. Palmiter is also a professor of biochemistry and genome sciences at the University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle.

Current Research

Genetics of Mouse Behavior

Richard Palmiter uses genetic and viral transduction techniques to discern neural circuits that control mouse behavior. He is particularly interested in neural circuits that control appetite.

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Expression of mCherry in CGRP neurons...

Biography

Dr. Palmiter is also professor of biochemistry and genome sciences at the University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle. He received a AB degree from Duke University and a PhD degree from Stanford University. Prior to moving to the…

Dr. Palmiter is also professor of biochemistry and genome sciences at the University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle. He received a AB degree from Duke University and a PhD degree from Stanford University. Prior to moving to the University of Washington, he was a postdoctoral fellow at Stanford University with Robert Schimke, at G.D. Searle Research Laboratories in England with Norman Carey, and at Harvard University with Fotis Kafatos. Dr. Palmiter is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and the American Association of Arts and Sciences.

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Education

  • AB, zoology, Duke University
  • PhD, Stanford University

Awards

  • George Thorn Award
  • New York Academy of Sciences Award in Biological and Medical Sciences
  • Distinguished Service Award, U.S. Department of Agriculture
  • Charles-Leopold Mayer Award, French Academy of Sciences
  • Julius Axelrod Medal
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Memberships

  • National Academy of Sciences
  • American Association of Arts and Sciences
  • American Association for the Advancement of Science, Fellow