PA) - Robert G. Kalb, MD, has been named Associate
Professor in the Department of Neurology at the University
of Pennsylvania School of Medicine.
Dr. Kalb earned his BA degree in Biology from Wesleyan
University and his MD from Cornell University Medical
College. He performed his internship and residency in
Medicine at Montefiore Hospital in the Bronx, New York.
He completed a second residency, in Neurology, at Yale-New
Haven Hospital in Connecticut and a fellowship in the
Department of Neurobiology at Yale University.
Dr. Kalb's laboratory studies the molecular mechanisms
by which precise connections form between neurons during
development. His lab also studies why motor neurons
are vulnerable to insult, in relation to Lou Gehrig's
He is a member of the American Association for the Advancement
of Science, the American Neurologic Association, the
Society for Neuroscience, and the American Academy of
Neurology. Among his many accolades, Dr. Kalb has received
the 2001 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
(NASA) Group Achievement Award from the Neurolab Spacelab
Mission Science Team, and the 2002 Decade of Service
Award-Teaching and Guidance, from Yale University.
Dr. Kalb is an ad-hoc reviewer for Neuron, Journal
of Neuroscience, Proceedings of the National Academy
of Science, European Journal of Neuroscience, Experimental
Brain Research, Brain Research and the Journal
of Neurobiology, among others. He has been invited
to lecture on several occasions, most recently at Yale
University on the topic, "The role of trophic factors
in excitotoxic motor neuron death." He has authored
or co-authored research in peer and non-peer reviewed
publications including Neuroscience, Neuron, the
Journal of Neuroscience, Annals of Neurology, Nature,
the Journal of Neurochemistry and Annals of
the New York Academy of Science.
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