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Scott H. Soderling, PhD

Professor and Chair of Cell Biology at Duke University

Location: Durham, NC United States

Scott Soderling, PhD, is a George Barth Geller Distinguished Professor of Molecular Biology and Professor of Cell Biology and Neurobiology at Duke University School of Medicine. He is an expert in molecular mechanisms of neuronal cell biology and dysfunction linked to human brain disorders. His lab has pioneered applications of innovative proteomics and genome engineering approaches to reveal cell-type-specific protein machinery that governs synaptic transmission in vivo. His lab has also analyzed synaptopathy in new mouse models of intellectual disability, neurodegeneration, schizophrenia-related disorders, and epilepsy/aphasia. These studies have focused on altered synaptic function underlying neuronal circuits that drive abnormal behavior. 

Dr. Soderling received his PhD from the University of Washington and completed his postdoctoral training at the Vollum Institute. He joined the faculty of Cell Biology at Duke in 2005 and was promoted to full Professor in 2017. In 2019, he became Chair of the Department of Cell Biology.

Associated Grants

  • Circuit Mechanisms for Dopamine Neuron Vulnerability and Resilience in Parkinson’s Disease


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