Chris Dulla, Ph.D.

Landis Award for Outstanding Mentorship
Photo of Dr. Chris Dulla, 2018 Landis Award Winner
Tufts University, Boston, MA

Dr. Dulla’s research focuses on neurotransmission, the way that brain cells talk to one another, and how problems with neuronal communication can lead to disorders such as epilepsy. Dr. Dulla has mentored a widely diverse set of trainees and has established a system whereby everyone has a project tailored to their background and interests. Dr. Dulla’s students have their own individual projects, and collaborate and contribute to the larger goals of the lab, which provides them with both ownership of a specific project and the opportunity to work in teams and learn a wide variety of techniques. Dr. Dulla is locally considered a person to call on when students have career challenges to overcome.