David Krantz is a Professor in Residence in the Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences at the David
Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA.
An undergraduate at Brown University, he completed an MD/PhD in the Medical Scientist Training Program at UCLA
in 1991, where he performed his dissertation on Drosophila eye development with Larry Zipursky. After a residency in
psychiatry at UCLA, he was awarded a Howard Hughes Postdoctoral Fellowship for Physicians to investigate the
regulation of vesicular neurotransmitter transporters in Robert Edwards' laboratory at UCSF.
He returned to UCLA in 2000, and is currently using Drosophila to study how changes in the function of
neurotransmitter transporters may influence synaptic transmission and behavior.
- Neuroscience IDP Dissertation Committee
2002-ongoing; Chair, 2005-ongoing
- Neuroscience IDP Vice Chair
- Psychiatry Residency Research Track Oversight Committee
2003-ongoing; Chair, 2006-ongoing
- Medical Scientist Training Program Admissions Committee
- Neuroscience Seminar Speaker Selection Committee