Mike Greenberg grew up in Brooklyn, New York, attended Wesleyan University in Connecticut and received his PhD from Rockefeller University in 1982. Following postdoctoral training with Dr. Edward Ziff at New York University Medical School, Dr. Greenberg moved to Harvard Medical School in 1986. He is currently the Nathan Marsh Pusey Professor of Neurobiology and Chair of the Department of Neurobiology at Harvard Medical School. Mike Greenberg’s research interests span a broad range of topics related to the development of the nervous system. His characterization of signaling networks that control brain development has provided new insight into how disruption of normal nervous system development leads to neurological disorders including mental retardation and autism.