Gerald D. Maxwell, Ph.D.Professor Emeritus of Neuroscience
Prior to becoming Professor Emeritus, Dr. Maxwell was the first Associate Dean for Postdoctoral and External Affairs from 2007-2014. He established the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs and provided leadership, oversight, and coordination for all aspects of postdoctoral affairs. In addition, he served as a liaison to the University's Office of Government Relations and as the representative to several outside organizations.
He previously served as the Associate Dean of the Graduate School for the UConn Health campus from 1992-2007. In that capacity he was responsible for programs leading to the Ph.D. in Biomedical Science, the Master of Public Health, and the Master of Dental Science degrees as well as combined degree programs including the Ph.D./ M.B.A., M.D./Ph.D., D.M.D./Ph.D. and the M.D./M.P.H. As Associate Dean, he helped transform the Ph.D. program in Biomedical Science to an umbrella admissions model with new curricular elements and also established the combined Ph.D./M.B.A. program.
Dr. Maxwell received his B.S. degree in Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry from Yale College. He obtained his Ph.D. in Biology from the University of Oregon. He subsequently completed a postdoctoral research fellowship in neurobiology at Harvard Medical School. As a faculty member at UConn Health he conducted a National Institutes of Health-funded research program on the molecular and cellular analysis of neural crest development.
|B.S.||Yale University||Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry|
|Ph.D.||University of Oregon||Biology|
|Postdoctoral||Harvard Medical School||Neurobiology|
|Name of Award/Honor||Awarding Organization|
|Outstanding Service Award, 2007||UCHC Graduate Students|
|Fogarty Senior International Fellowship, 1995 - 1996||NIH|
|Career Development Award, 1982 - 1987||NIH|
|Postdoctoral Fellowship, 1976-1979||NIH|
|Postdoctoral Fellowship, 1975||Muscular Dystrophy Association|
|Predoctoral Fellowship, 1971-1975||NIH|