Education

Fellowship
Research, UCSF Department of Neurology, 2000
Residency
Psychiatry, UCLA Neuropsychiatric Hospital, 1995
Degree
MD, PhD, UCLA School of Medicine, 1991

Medical Board Certifications

Psychiatry
American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, 1996

State License

G75136
  • About Me

    About Me

    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.

    UCLA Committees:
    • Neuroscience IDP Dissertation Committee
      2002-ongoing; Chair, 2005-ongoing
    • Neuroscience IDP Vice Chair
      2007-2010
    • Psychiatry Residency Research Track Oversight Committee
      2003-ongoing; Chair, 2006-ongoing
    • Medical Scientist Training Program Admissions Committee
      2002-2007
    • Neuroscience Seminar Speaker Selection Committee
      2003-2013
  • Locations
  • Education

    Medical Board Certifications

    Psychiatry
    American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, 1996

    Education

    Fellowship
    Research, UCSF Department of Neurology, 2000
    Residency
    Psychiatry, UCLA Neuropsychiatric Hospital, 1995
    Degree
    MD, PhD, UCLA School of Medicine, 1991
  • Research

    Publications

  • News & Awards

    Awards

    • Magna cum laude, Honors in Neural Science, Brown University, 1983
    • AOA Biomedical Research Prize, UCLA School of Medicine, 1990
    • Edith and Carl Lasky Award For Outstanding Research, UCLA, 1991
    • Society of Biological Chemistry/Dista Fellowship Award, 1994
    • 36th Edward Mallinckrodt, Jr. Foundation Scholar, 2001
    • EJLB Foundation Scholar, 2002
    • UCLA Dept. of Psych. Outstanding Grad. Student Teaching, 2008
    • Miller Family Endowed Chair in Depression Research, 2012
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