Erika Holzbaur, PhD
William Maul Measey Professor of Physiology
University of Pennsylvania, Perelman School of Medicine
Erika Holzbaur is the William Maul Measey Professor of Physiology at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine. She received her B.S. with High Honors in Chemistry and History from the College of William and Mary and her PhD in Biochemistry from Penn State. Her PhD thesis focused on the mechanochemistry of dynein, and her postdoctoral work at the Worcester Foundation investigated the regulation of cytoplasmic dynein and dynactin. Holzbaur joined the faculty at Penn in 1992, where she is a tenured professor and directs the graduate program in Cell Biology, Physiology & Metabolism. The Holzbaur lab studies molecular motors, cytoskeletal and organelle dynamics, axonal transport, autophagy, and neurodegeneration using live cell and single molecule approaches. Dr. Holzbaur has received a Porter Fellowship, the NINDS Javits Award, the Stanley N. Cohen Biomedical Research Award and the Jane M. Glick Graduate Student Teaching Award from Penn. She is a Lifetime Fellow of the ASCB and serves on multiple editorial boards, including Cell and JCB.