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Stephen Salton, MD, PhD

    • Positions
    • PROFESSOR | Neuroscience
    • PROFESSOR | Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine
    • Language
    • English


Research in the Salton lab is focused on understanding the mechanisms by which neurotrophic growth factors, including nerve growth factor (NGF) and brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF), regulate nervous system development, adult function, and the response to injury and degenerative disease.

Research Topic

Adipose, Aging, Apoptosis/Cell Death, Axon Guidance, Brain, Cell Adhesion, Chromogranins and Secretogranins, Cognitive Neuroscience, Cytoskeleton, Depression, Diabetes, Growth Cone, Growth Factors and Receptors, Hormones, Memory, Neuropeptides, Neurotrophins, Obesity, Protein Phosphatases, Protein Trafficking & Sorting, Signal Transduction, Synapses

Multi-Disciplinary Training Area

Neuroscience [NEU]


BA, University of Pennsylvania
Fellowship, Columbia Presbyterian and Mount Sinai School of Medicine
Internship and Residency, Bellevue and NYU School of Medicine
MD, New York University
PhD, New York University