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January 3, 2003

Robert G. Kalb, MD, Named Associate Professor of Neurology at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

(Philadelphia, 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 Disease.

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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