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Assistant Professor in the Department of Microbiology, Immunology, and Molecular Genetics, University of California, Los Angeles.
Elissa Hallem is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Microbiology, Immunology, and Molecular Genetics at the University of California, Los Angeles. She received a B.A. in biology and chemistry from Williams College in 1999, and a PhD in neuroscience from Yale University in 2005. From 2005-2010, Dr. Hallem was a Helen Hay Whitney postdoctoral fellow at the California Institute of Technology. Dr. Hallem’s research focuses on the neural basis of sensory behaviors in free-living and parasitic nematodes. Dr. Hallem is the recipient of a 2012 MacArthur Fellowship. She also received a Searle Scholars Award in 2012, an Alfred P. Sloan Fellowship in 2011, and a Rita Allen Foundation Fellowship in 2011.