Assistant Professor of Neurobiology
University of California, Berkeley
Steve Brohawn is an Assistant Professor of Neurobiology at the University of California, Berkeley in the Department of Molecular and Cell Biology and the Helen Wills Neuroscience Institute. Steve’s laboratory studies mechanisms of sensory transduction and electrical signaling in the nervous system. He is a New York Stem Cell Foundation Robertson Neuroscience Investigator. He has been awarded a Sloan Research Fellowship, McKnight Neuroscience Scholar Award, and Klingenstein-Simons Research Fellowship. Steve was previously a Helen Hay Whitney Postdoctoral Fellow in Roderick MacKinnon’s lab at the Rockefeller University from 2010 to 2015 where he studied mechanosensation by ion channels. He received his PhD in Biology in 2010 from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology for his work with Dr. Thomas Schwartz on nuclear pore complex structure and function. He received his B.S. from the University of Delaware in 2004 where he worked with Dr. Colin Thorpe on redox enzymology.