Moses Chao studies the action mechanism of neurotrophic factors in neuronal plasticity and their roles in neuropsychiatric disorders, with particular interest in receptor signal transduction pathways. He received his B.A. degree from Pomona College and his Ph.D. in biochemistry from UCLA. Chao is a professor of cell biology, neuroscience & physiology and psychiatry at NYU School of Medicine.
He served as a senior editor for the Journal of Neuroscience for eleven years and as a member of the scientific advisory boards for the European Brain Research Foundation, the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation, the Glaucoma Research Foundation, the New York Stem Cell Foundation and St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital. He is an AAAS Fellow and a recipient of a Zenith Award from the Alzheimer’s Association, a Jacob Javits Neuroscience Investigator Award and a Guggenheim Fellowship.