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Joseph Takahashi, Ph.D.

Joseph Takahashi, Ph.D.

Joseph Takahashi, Ph.D., is Chair of the Department of Neuroscience at UT Southwestern. He currently holds the Loyd B . Sands Distinguished Chair in Neuroscience. Dr. Takahashi received a B.A. in biology from Swarthmore College in 1974 and a Ph.D. in neuroscience from the University of Oregon, Eugene, in 1981. For postdoctoral training, he was a pharmacology research associate at the National Institute of Mental Health from 1981–1983.

Dr. Takahashi has pioneered the use of forward genetics and positional cloning in the mouse as a tool for discovery of genes underlying neurobiology and behavior, and his discovery of the mouse and human clock genes led to a description of a conserved circadian clock mechanism in animals.

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