Advisor Profiles

Michael P. Stryker, Ph.D.

University of California, San Francisco

Michael Stryker is William Francis Ganong Professor in the Department of Physiology at the University of California, San Francisco, where he has been a faculty member since his appointment as Assistant Professor in 1978 and where he served as Department Chair from 1994-2005. In 1987-1988 he was Visiting Professor in the Department of Human Anatomy at the University of Oxford in England. From 1976-1978 he was Research Fellow in Neurobiology at Harvard Medical School, where he worked with Nobel Laureates Torsten Wiesel and David Hubel. Dr. Stryker earned his B.A. in Philosophy with a minor in Mathematics from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor and his Ph.D. degree in Psychology and Brain Sciences (Neurophysiology) from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dr. Stryker has received several awards and honors for his research, including election to membership in the National Academy of Sciences and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, appointment as the Galileo Galilei Professor of Science at Scuola Normale Superiore in Pisa, Italy (1993), and the highly selective MERIT (Method to Extend Research in Time) Award (1994-2005 from the National Eye Institute), which provides long-term financial support to outstanding researchers who have demonstrated superior research competence and productivity.