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Neuroscience Program, GEMS ProgramDepartment of Physiology, & Program in Biological Sciences

Louis F. Reichardt, PhD
Professor, Physiology and Biochemistry/Biophysics, UCSF

Director, UCSF, Herbert Boyer Program in Biological Sciences (PIBS)
Director, UCSF Neuroscience Graduate Program
Member, UCSF Biomedical Sciences Program (BMS), Cell Biology Program, Developmental Biology Program, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Program
Associate Member, UCSF Comprehensive Cancer Center

Mail: UCSF Mission Bay, Rock Hall, Room 284A, 1550 Fourth Street
San Francisco, CA 94143-2611
Phone: (415) 476-3976
Fax: (415) 476-9914

1960-1964, A.B. Magna cum Laude in Biology (1964)  Harvard University, Cambridge, MA (laboratory of Johns Hopkins III)

1964-65, Fulbright Scholar, St. John's College, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, England (laboratory of Allan Munro)

1965-1972, Ph.D. in Biochemistry (1972)  Stanford University, Stanford, CA (laboratory of A. Dale Kaiser)

1972-74, Research Fellow, Institute of Molecular Biology, University of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland (laboratory of Harvey Eisen)

1974-77, Research Fellow, Department of Neurobiology, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA (laboratories of Paul Patterson and Torsten Weisel)

1977-82, Assistant Professor, Department of Physiology and Department of Biochemistry & Biophysics, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA

1982-85, Associate Professor, Department of Physiology and Department of Biochemistry & Biophysics, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA

1985-present, Professor, Department of Physiology and Department of Biochemistry & Biophysics, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA

1985-2007, Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute

1989-l994, Co-Director, U.C.S.F. Neuroscience Program

l994-present, Director, U.C.S.F. Neuroscience Program

1998-present, Director, Herbert W. Boyer Program in Biological Sciences

2004-present, Jack D. and DeLoris Lange Professor of Cell Physiology

Professional Awards:
National Merit Scholarship, 1960
Fulbright Scholarship, 1964
National Science Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship, 1964 (declined)
Jane Coffin Child Memorial Fund for Medical Research Fellowship, 1972-1974
Medical Foundation Inc.Fellowship, 1974
Individual Postdoctoral Fellowship, National Institutes of Health, 1974-77
McKnight Foundation Scholar, 1978-1981
March of Dimes-National Foundation Basil O'Conner Award, 1978-1980
Sloan Foundation Fellow, 1979-1983
Wills Foundation Fellow, 1980-1982
John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Fellow, 1985
Presidential Symposium lecturer, Annual Meeting, Society for Neuroscience, 1988
Grass lecturer, l988, University of Connecticut
Javits Neuroscience Investigator Award, 1988-95
Grass lecturer, University of Iowa, l992
Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science, l992.
Grass lecturer, University of North Carolina, l993
Election as Co-Chair, 1991; Chair, 1993, Gordon Conference on Cell Adhesion
Election as Co-chair, 1998; Chair, 2000, Gordon Conference on Basement Membranes
Election as Chair, 1999, Gordon Conference on Neurotrophin
Election as Co-chair, 2003; Chair, 2005, Gordon Conference on Fibronectin, Integrins and related molecules.
Election as Co-chair, 2006; Chair, 2008, Gordon Conference on Molecular & Cellular Neurobiology
Fellow, American Academy of Arts and Sciences, 2005

Other Awards:
Honorary Membership, Appalachian Mountain Club, 1977
Key to the City of San Francisco, 1983
Robert and Miriam Underhill Award for Outstanding Mountaineering Achievement, 1993
David Brower Award for Outstanding Service in Mountain Conservation, 1997
The Angelo Heilprin Citation for Service to the American Alpine Club, 2002

Major Professional Service:
Organizer (with M. Raff and R. McKay) Workshop on monoclonal antibodies against neural antigens. Cold Spring Harbor, 1980.
Muscular Dystrophy Association Scientific Advisory Committee, Fellowship Review
Subcommittee, 1983-1995
Advisory board. UCLA meeting on Molecular Neurobiology. Keystone, Co., 1984
Member, Program Committee, Annual Meetings of Society for Neuroscience, 1986-89
Member, Advisory Panel, Developmental Neuroscience, National Science Foundation, 1986. 
Director (with R. McKay and others), Cold Spring Harbor course on Molecular Biology of the  Nervous System., 1986, 1987, 1989, and 1991.
Member, Cell Biology and Physiology I Study Section, N.I.H., l987-1991
Member, Fellowship Screening Committee, American Cancer Society, California Division, 1989-1992
Member, Program Committee, Annual Meeting of the American Society for Cell Biology, l991, 2006
Member, External Advisory Committee, Amyotropic Lateral Sclerosis Research Foundation, California-Pacific Medical Center, 1991-1996.              
Member, Scientific Advisory Board, Amyotropic Lateral Sclerosis Association of America, 1995-2001
Member, Neurological Disorders Program Project Review B Committee, N.I.N.D.S., 1995-96
Member, Oversight Committee (IRG), Study Sections in Cellular and Developmental Biology, Center for Scientific Review, National Institutes of Health,1996-1999
Member, N.I.N.D.S. Planning Panel, 1999.
Member, Scientific Initiatives Committee, Amyotropic Lateral Sclerosis Association of America, 2001-present.
Member, External Advisory Board, University of Alaska Fairbanks Special Neuroscience Research Program, 2000-present
Member, Scientific Advisory Board, Myelin Repair Foundation, 2003-present.
External Scientific Director, University of Alaska Fairbanks Special Neuroscience Research Program, 2004-present.

Major Public Service:
Director, American Alpine Club, 1977-80
Member, Publications Committee, American Alpine Club, l980-l990;
Chair, Tibetan Relief Committee, American Alpine Club, 1983-84
Vice President, American Alpine Club, l991-94;
President, American Alpine Club, l994-97
Member, Yosemite National Park Lower Yosemite Falls Design Advisory Committee, 1995-6.
Chair,Staff committee, American Alpine Club, 1998-2004.
Director, American Himalayan Foundation, 1981-present

Scientific Societies:
American Association for the Advancement of Science
American Society for Cell Biology
Society for Neuroscience

Complete (PubMed)