Gerald D. Maxwell, Ph.D.Associate Dean for Postdoctoral and External Affairs
Professor of Neuroscience
Dr. Maxwell is the Associate Dean for Postdoctoral and External Affairs and a Professor of Neuroscience in the School of Medicine. As Associate Dean, he provides leadership, oversight, and coordination for all aspects of postdoctoral affairs at the University of Connecticut Health Center (UCHC). In addition, he serves as a liaison to a number of external organizations to foster and maintain relationships that are beneficial to the UCHC.
Dr. Maxwell received his B.S. degree in Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry from Yale College. He then obtained his Ph.D. in Biology from the University of Oregon where he focused on the developmental biology of the embryonic neural crest. He subsequently completed a postdoctoral research fellowship in developmental neurobiology at Harvard Medical School. As a faculty member at the UCHC he conducted an National Institutes of Health-funded research program on the molecular and cellular analysis of neural crest development and published widely in this area. Currently he devotes his full effort to academic administration and teaching. He teaches a wide range of subjects, including stem cell biology and regenerative medicine, in addition to his administrative roles.
Prior to being named the founding Associate Dean for Postdoctoral and External Affairs in 2007 and establishing the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs, Dr. Maxwell served as the Associate Dean of the Graduate School for the Health Center campus. 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 M.D./Ph.D., D.M.D./Ph.D. and the M.D./M.P.H. He has a strong interest in advising trainees and sponsors workshops on professional skills and career development for postdoctoral fellows and graduate students.
|Ph.D.||University of Oregon||Biology|
|B.S.||Yale University||Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry|
|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|
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