David D. Ginty, Ph.D., is a Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator and a professor of neuroscience at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore, Md. As an innovative leader in the use of molecular-genetic approaches, Dr. Ginty has made important contributions to understanding the assembly and function of the nerves and circuits underlying the sense of touch. His laboratory focuses on identifying the key molecular events and factors involved in the growth and survival of neurons and on investigating the principles governing peripheral nervous system development. Dr. Ginty has received numerous honors, including the 2004 NINDS Jacob Javits Investigator Award for Neuroscience. In addition to serving as an editor for several neuroscience journals, Dr. Ginty is also director of the Neuroscience Graduate Program at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. In 2009, he was appointed chair of the NINDS Board of Scientific Counselors.
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