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Gary E. Gibson, Ph.D.

Gary E. Gibson, Ph.D.

Lab Director
Laboratory for Mitochondrial Biology and Metabolic Dysfunction in Neurodegeneration
Burke Neurological Institute
Professor of Neurocience with Tenure
Weill Cornell Medicine
Associate Director
Dementia Research Service


Dr. Gary E. Gibson received his B.S. degree in Zoology and Chemistry from the University of Wyoming. He received his Ph.D. in Physiology with emphasis in Biochemistry and Neuroscience at Cornell University. He did his postdoctoral work at UCLA and was on the faculty at UCLA. He then moved to Cornell University Medical College and Burke Medical Research Institute, where he has been ever since. He is currently Professor at the Brain Mind Research Institute at Weill Cornell Medical College (with tenure), and is also a member of the Institute's graduate program and teaches graduate students in that program. He also served as the Associate Director of the Dementia Research Service.

Dr. Gibson received the American Society for Neurochemistry award for outstanding young investigator. He has given lectures at many institutions and honorary lectures including the Deans hour at Cornell University Medical College, the NIH Director’s Talk and the Visek Lectureship at the University of Illinois. He has served on over 20 NIH review panels for reviewing grants. He regularly reviews grants for the Alzheimer’s Association and the American Federation for Aging Research. He is a member of numerous scientific societies including the American Society for Neurochemistry (past secretary, 2005-2006), the Society for Neuroscience, the International Society for Neurochemistry, International Society for Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism, American Institute of Nutrition and American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics. He has three U.S. patents for his work. He has been continuously funded by NIH grants for his whole academic career at Cornell/Burke. He has and does serve on numerous committees at Burke and Cornell.  He has served on the editorial board of several journals. He is currently on the editorial board of Neurochemical Research, Neurochemical International (Associate Editor) and Journal of Neurochemistry. He serves as an editorial advisor for many other journals. Numerous undergraduate students and postdocs have trained in his laboratory. 


Postdoctoral Fellowship
UCLA (University of California, Los Angeles)
Ph.D., Physiology with emphasis in Biochemistry and Neuroscience
Cornell University
B.S., Zoology and Chemistry
University of Wyoming

Recent Publications

Victor Tapias, Gary E Gibson, Costantino Iadecola
Mov Disord . 2021 Aug 7. doi: 10.1002/mds.28743. Online ahead of print.
Journal Article
Lidan Sun, Ruchika Bhawal, Hui Xu, Huanlian Chen, Elizabeth T Anderson, Vahrum Haroutunian, Abigail C Cross, Sheng Zhang, Gary E Gibson
J Neurochem. 2021 Apr 27. doi: 10.1111/jnc.15377. Online ahead of print.
Abstract on PubMed
Daniel J Klionsky, Amal Kamal Abdel-Aziz, Sara Abdelfatah, Mahmoud Abdellatif, Asghar Abdoli, Steffen Abel, ...
Autophagy . 2021 Feb 8;1-382. doi: 10.1080/15548627.2020.1797280. Online ahead of print.
Abstract on PubMed