Assistant Professor of Anatomy & Neurobiology Michael Wallace, PhD, has been selected as the recipient of this year’s Peter Paul Career Development Professorship. Wallace’s research uses new technologies and imaging techniques to better understand the synapses, cells, and circuits – particularly in the basal ganglia – that guide motivated behaviors, with the goal of developing new therapeutics to treat disorders, including depression, Parkinson’s disease, and drug addiction. He received his PhD in neurobiology from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill and his bachelor’s degree in cell biology and neuroscience from Rutgers University. He completed his postdoctoral training at Harvard Medical School.
The Peter Paul Career Development Professorship, made possible through the generous support of BU Trustee Peter Paul, is presented to promising junior faculty who have been at BU for less than two years and who have held no prior professorships.