Dr. Chase earned a PhD degree in biochemistry from the University of New Hampshire. He is currently an associate research scientist in the Department of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry at Yale University School of Medicine. His research is focused on understanding how dopamine functions to control the activity of neurons. Dr. Chase uses genetic analysis in the nematode C. elegans to understand the mechanisms of dopamine signaling. It is his hope that the signaling molecules identified in C. elegans will have counterparts in humans and that these molecules can then serve as targets for drug development.