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Beth Stevens, PhD

Beth Stevens received her PhD in Neuroscience in 2003 from the University of Maryland followed by a postdoctoral fellowship at Stanford University with the late Ben Barres. The mission of her lab is to uncover the cellular and molecular mechanisms underlying activity-dependent synapse elimination during health and disease, with emphasis on the role of microglia and immune molecules in this process. Her work is providing new insight into new therapies and biomarkers of neuroinflammation and synapse vulnerability in Alzheimer’s Disease, Schizophrenia and other neurological diseases. She is a recipient of the Smith Family Award for Excellence in Biomedical Research, Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers and a MacArthur Foundation Fellowship. She is a recent Howard Hughes HHMI Investigator and member of the National Academy of Medicine.


Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute 

Associate Professor, Harvard Medical School

F.M. Kirby Neurobiology Program                         

Boston Children’s Hospital