David J. Simon   Assistant Professor

The Simon laboratory studies how individual neurons, unlike almost all other cell types in the body, survive for a lifetime. The lab asks how insults such as genetic mutation, injury or inflammation disrupt these survival programs to promote neurodegeneration. The lab also employs a range of molecular and biochemical techniques with the ultimate goals of understanding the molecular basis of neurodegeneration and identifying novel therapeutic targets.


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Funding awarded

  • Role of Axon Remodeling in the Behavioral Response to Sensory Input  awarded by Whitehall Foundation, Inc. Principal Investigator 2020 - 2023



full name

  • David J. Simon

primary email

  • djs4002@med.cornell.edu