Anatol Kreitzer, PhD, will maintain his research laboratory at the Gladstone Institutes while serving as Director of the Neuroscience Graduate Program at UCSF. [Photo: Chris Goodfellow, Gladstone Institutes]

 

Anatol Kreitzer, PhD, an associate investigator at the Gladstone Institutes, was recently selected as the new director of the Neuroscience Graduate Program at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He officially began his new role on October 18, 2016, and will continue to maintain his research laboratory at Gladstone.

Kreitzer was unanimously selected by an executive committee at UCSF, who made their decision based on input from an ad hoc committee formed by Roger Nicoll, MD, former director of the Program, and many students and faculty within the Program. Kreitzer was selected based on his active participation in the Program, his experience training graduate students, and his vision for the future of the Program.

“I am extremely happy that Anatol has been selected as the new director of the Neuroscience Graduate Program,” said Nicoll, who is also a professor at the UCSF School of Medicine. “I have worked closely with him since his arrival at Gladstone, and I look forward to working with him in his new role in the future.”

The Neuroscience Graduate Program trains UCSF doctoral students for independent research and teaching in neuroscience. It also serves to unite a large group of highly accomplished faculty performing neuroscience research across UCSF and affiliated institutes, such as Gladstone. As a testament to the strength of this community, UCSF was recently ranked #2 in the world for neuroscience and behavior by US News and Global Report.

“The neuroscience community at UCSF is truly unique,” shared Kreitzer. “It is an honor to be selected to lead the Graduate Program, and I look forward to working with faculty and students alike to ensure that it remains the best place in the world to learn and conduct innovative research on brain function and dysfunction.”

While Gladstone is an independent research institute, it has shared a long academic affiliation with UCSF, dating back to its founding in 1979. Through this partnership, Gladstone investigators engage and collaborate with UCSF in a variety of ways, including training graduate students in UCSF programs.