Tufts University School of Medicine, USA
Michele Jacob has obtained her PhD from Yale University and conducted Postdoctoral studies at Columbia University and the University of California, San Diego. She had an independent research lab at the Worcester Foundation for Biomedical Research and moved to Tufts University in 1997. She has published 48 papers and serves as a Reviewing Editor for Frontiers in Synaptic Neuroscience. Her studies are defining molecular mechanisms in vivo that are critical for the proper maturation and function of neuronal and sensory cell synapses. She is also identifying mechanisms responsible for synaptic dysfunction in autism, intellectual disabilities, hearing loss and infantile spasms/seizures.