About Dr. Harrison Gabel

Short biography

Dr. Gabel graduated from Princeton University with an A.B. in Molecular Biology in 2001, and completed his Ph.D in Genetics at Harvard Medical School in the lab of Dr. Gary Ruvkun. During his time at Harvard, Dr. Gabel worked on discovering and characterizing components of small RNA-mediated gene silencing pathways in C. elegans. After receiving his Ph.D. in 2008, Dr. Gabel joined the laboratory Michael Greenberg as a postdoctoral fellow, working on understanding neuroepigenetics in health in disease. This work focused on the methyl-DNA-binding factor MeCP2. In September 2015, Dr. Gabel joined Washington University as an Assistant Professor of Neuroscience.

Honors and Awards:

  • 2001 Summa Cum Laude, Sigma Xi Thesis Prize, Princeton University, Molecular Biology

  • 2009-2012 Fellow, Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation

  • 2013-2014 Fellow, William Randolph Hearst fund

  • 2017-2019 NARSAD Young Investigator, Brain and Behavior Research Foundation

  • 2017-2020 Klingenstein-Simons Fellowship in the Neurosciences