Erika Holzbaur, PhD

Erika Holzbaur
William Maul Measey Professor of Physiology <br>University of Pennsylvania, Perelman School of Medicine

Erika Holzbaur is the William Maul Measey Professor of Physiology at the University of
Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine. She received her B.S. with High Honors in
Chemistry and History from the College of William and Mary and her PhD in
Biochemistry from Penn State. Her PhD thesis focused on the mechanochemistry of
dynein, and her postdoctoral work at the Worcester Foundation investigated the
regulation of cytoplasmic dynein and dynactin. Holzbaur joined the faculty at Penn in
1992, where she is a tenured professor and directs the graduate program in Cell
Biology, Physiology &amp; Metabolism. The Holzbaur lab studies molecular motors,
cytoskeletal and organelle dynamics, axonal transport, autophagy, and
neurodegeneration using live cell and single molecule approaches. Dr. Holzbaur has
received a Porter Fellowship, the NINDS Javits Award, the Stanley N. Cohen
Biomedical Research Award and the Jane M. Glick Graduate Student Teaching Award
from Penn. She is a Lifetime Fellow of the ASCB and serves on multiple editorial
boards, including Cell and JCB.