Erika Holzbaur, PhD

University of Pennsylvania

Erika Holzbaur, PhD, is the William Maul Measey professor of physiology at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine. She received her BS with high honors in chemistry and history from the College of William and Mary and her PhD in biochemistry from Penn State. Dr. Holzbaur joined the faculty at Penn in 1992, where she is now an endowed professor. The Holzbaur lab studies molecular motors, cytoskeletal and organelle dynamics, axonal transport, autophagy, mitophagy, and neurodegeneration using live cell and single molecule approaches. She 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, was awarded the 2020 ASCB Sandra K. Masur Senior Leadership Award, and has trained more than 40 postdocs and students, many now on faculties at major research institutes.