Marc Halterman, MD, PhD

Senior Associate Dean and Executive Director, Office of Research

Marc Halterman.

Marc Halterman, MD, PhD, was named senior associate dean and executive director of the Office of Research. He plays a critical role in actively advancing and diversifying the Jacobs School’s growing research enterprise.

Working in collaboration with the university and community stakeholders, he supports the school’s efforts to increase and enhance research activity; grow external and internal grant funding opportunities; strengthen and streamline research administration; and attract and retain talented new faculty members.

A highly respected physician-scientist with more than two decades of experience in academic, clinical and research leadership, Halterman most recently served as the chair of the Department of Neurology and co-director of the Neurosciences Institute at the Renaissance School of Medicine at Stony Brook University.

After receiving his bachelor’s degree in chemistry at Georgetown University, Halterman joined the medical scientist training program at the University of Rochester, where he completed his residency and post-doctoral training before joining as faculty in the Department of Neurology.

His research career has focused on the cellular and immune signaling pathways that lead to neural damage after stroke and cardiac arrest. He has served as principal investigator on grants from the National Institutes of Health, the Department of Defense, and the American Heart Association (AHA). In addition, he has served as a mentor on training awards from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, National Cancer Institute, and AHA.

He has authored 50 peer-reviewed scholarly publications, including papers in the Journal of Biological Chemistry, Gene Therapy, Blood, Neurology, Brain Research, the Journal of the American Heart Association, and the Journal of Immunology. He is also a member of several professional societies, including the AHA and the American Academy of Neurology.