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Kenneth J. Muller, PhD

General Information

Kenneth J. Muller, PhD


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  • English


  • Member of Neuroscience Program
  • Professor of Physiology and Biophysics

Research Interests

Interest in the functioning, development and regeneration of connections in the nervous system.  Research projects include work on chemical and electrical synaptic transmission in functioning circuits, visual and mechanosensory physiology, circuitry for simple learning, regeneration of specific synaptic connections, role of glia in axon sprouting and growth, control of microglial migration to lesions, brainstem circuitry controlling respiration in fetal mice, in vivo transplantation of mammalian retinal ganglion cells, and prevention of glaucoma.  Work has involved various preparations, from leeches and crayfish to opossums, mice and rats.


Provost's Award for Scholarly Activity, University of Miami


1971-1975 Fellowships in Neurobiology and in Cell Biology/Anatomy
Harvard Medical School
1971 Ph.D., Biology/Physiology
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
1966 S.B., Physics
University of Chicago



Positions and Employment

1975 - 1983 Staff Member, Dept. of Embryology, Carnegie Institution of Washington, Baltimore, MD

1977 - 1983 Asst. (to 1981) Assoc. Prof. (Part-time), Biophysics Dept., Johns Hopkins U., Baltimore, MD

1990 - 1998 Neuroscience Program Director, University of Miami, Miami FL

1983-present Professor, Dept. of Physiology & Biophysics and Neuroscience Program, Univ. of Miami School of Medicine, Miami, FL 


Other Experience and Professional Memberships

Member, Society for Neuroscience, 1974-

Instructor, Co-Director, Course on Development and Neurobiology in the Leech, Cold Spring Harbor    Laboratory, Long Island, NY, 1976-1983; MBL, Woods Hole, MA, 1984-98.

Director of Fellows, Grass Foundation, MBL, Woods Hole, MA, 1995

Visiting Professor, Kyoto Univ. School of Medicine, 2002

IBRO Workshops/Symposia Funding Programme Committee, Chairperson, 2000-2007

International Brain Res. Org. (IBRO) Lectureship Programme, 1996-2011

NIH-BNS1 Study Section, 1984-1989

NIH NCCR Special Emphasis Study Section, 1996

NIH MDCN7 Molecular, Developmental and Cellular Neuroscience-7, Ad hoc, 1999, 2000

NIH NINDS Training Grant and Career Development Award Study Section, Ad hoc, 1999

NIH NINDS SEP Study Section, Chairperson, 2000

NIH NICHD Review Panel, 2001, 2002

HHMI Fellowship Study Section, 2001

AHA Study Section, 2002, 2004, 2007, 2008, 2009

NIH LAM Study Section, Ad hoc, 2004 (Feb and Oct), 2005 (June), and 2006 (Feb, Oct)

NIH Training in Computational Neuroscience Study Section, 2006

NIH and NIH NINDS Training Grant SEPs, 2007(Sept), 2007 (Nov), 2008 (Feb)

NIH NINDS F03B Study Section, 2010 (Feb)

NIH/NIDA Training Computational Neuroscience (T90/R90) Study Section, 2011 and 2016