Nathaniel Heintz, Ph.D.

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Nathaniel Heintz, Ph.D.


Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
James and Marilyn Simons Professor
Laboratory of Molecular Biology
The Rockefeller University

Research in Dr. Heintz’s laboratory aims to identify the genes, circuits, cells, macromolecular assemblies and individual molecules that contribute to the function and dysfunction of the mammalian brain. Dr. Heintz and his colleagues have developed a suite of novel approaches based on the manipulation of bacterial artificial chromosomes (BACs) to investigate the histological and functional complexities of the mammalian brain in vivo and to understand how these mechanisms become dysfunctional in disease.

Dr. Heintz received his B.A. in biology from Williams College; Ph.D. from the State University of New York, Albany; and worked as a postdoctoral fellow at Washington University in St. Louis prior to joining the faculty at Rockefeller University in 1983.