Michael C Crair PhD

William Ziegler III Professor of Neuroscience and Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Science; Deputy Chair, Department of Neuroscience; Director, Graduate Studies in Neuroscience


Michael C. Crair is the William Ziegler III Professor and Deputy Chair of the Department of Neuroscience and Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Science. From 1998 to 2006, Crair taught at Baylor College of Medicine, where he was also the co-director of the Medical Scientist (M.D./Ph.D.) Training Program. A graduate of the University of California at Berkeley, where he earned his A.B., M.A. and Ph.D. degrees, Crair was a postdoctoral researcher at Kyoto University and Kyoto Prefectural Medical School in Japan and later at the University of California at SanFrancisco. He has been awarded numerous honors for his research and teaching, including the Esther A. and Joseph Klingenstein Foundation Fellowship Award in the Neurosciences, the Baylor College of Medicine's MRRC New Program Development Award and its Marc Dresden Excellence in Graduate Education Award, and a NARSAD-Sidney R. Baer Jr. Foundation Young Investigator Award. He has been named an Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Research Fellow, a John Merck Fund Scholar and the March of Dimes Foundation's Basil O'Connor Fellow.