Stephen Salton

Stephen Salton, MD, PhD

  • PROFESSOR | Neuroscience
  • PROFESSOR | Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine

Research Topics:

Adipose, Aging, Apoptosis/Cell Death, Axon Guidance, Brain, Cell Adhesion, Chromogranins and Secretogranins, Cognitive Neuroscience, Cytoskeleton, Depression, Diabetes, Growth Cone, Growth Factors and Receptors, Hormones, Memory, Neuropeptides, Neurotrophins, Obesity, Protein Phosphatases, Protein Trafficking & Sorting, Signal Transduction, Synapses










Research in the Salton lab is focused on understanding the mechanisms by which neurotrophic growth factors, including nerve growth factor (NGF) and brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF), regulate nervous system development, adult function, and the response to injury and neurodegenerative disease.

Multi-Disciplinary Training Area

Neuroscience [NEU]


BA, University of Pennsylvania

Fellowship, Columbia Presbyterian and Mount Sinai School of Medicine

Internship and Residency, Bellevue and NYU School of Medicine

MD, New York University

PhD, New York University