Ellen Lumpkin, University of California, Berkeley, USA


Ellen A. Lumpkin is Professor of Cell & Developmental Biology and Physiology, and Investigator in the Helen Wills Neuroscience Institute at the University of California, Berkeley. She is also past chair of SfN’s Program Committee, and Director of the NIH-sponsored NeuronS_MATTR Network, which aims to identify neural mechanisms of mechanotherapies. Lumpkin’s group studies genes, cells and neural signals that trigger the sense of touch in mammals. Dr. Lumpkin performed PhD training in neuroscience at UT Southwestern Medical Center and The Rockefeller University. She completed postdoctoral training in physiology & biophysics at the University of Washington, and then started her own lab as an early independence Sandler Fellow at University of California, San Francisco.

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