Thomas Schwarz received a PhD in 1983 from the Neurobiology Department of Harvard Medical School. He completed postdoctoral training at the University of California, San Francisco in the laboratory of Lily and Yuh-Nung Jan, where he collaborated in the cloning of the Shaker gene, the first K+ gene to be cloned and sequenced. In 1989, he joined the faculty of Stanford University's Department of Molecular and Cellular Physiology. In 2000, he and his family returned to Boston so that his wife, Sarah Luria, could assume a faculty position in American Literature at the College of the Holy Cross. Tom joined the Harvard faculty as a Professor of Neurology in the F.M. Kirby Neurobiology Center at Children's Hospital, with a joint appointment in the Neurobiology Department of Harvard Medical School. He resides with his wife Newton, MA.
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