Linda M. Hall

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Director of Research at the Functional Insect Genomics Institute

Offices and Labs

1105 Kennedy Place, Suite 4, Davis, CA 95616


1971 PhD University of Wisconsin-Madison
1965 BS Biology/Chemistry Bucknell University


McKnight Scholar in Neuroscience 1977-80
Amerian Cancer Society Scholars Award 1996
NIH MERIT Award 1994-present
NIH Jacob Javits Neuroscience Investigator Award 1986-1996
Irma T. Hirschl/Monique Weill Caulier Scientist Awardee (1983-1987)
Elected co-organizer of Cold Spring Harbor Neurobiology of Drosophila Meeting 1997
Chair NIH Neurological Disorders Program Project Review B Committee 1991-93
President National Drosophila Organization 1986-89
Chair Neuroscience Section of New York Academy of Sciences 1985-87
Chair Social Issues Committee of the Society for Neuroscience 1984

Department and Center Affiliations

Center for Neuroscience


Genetics Society of America
Biophysical Society
Society for Neuroscience
American Association for the Advancement of Science

CBS Grad Group Affiliations


Specialties / Focus

  • Cellular and Molecular Neurobiology
  • Development and Plasticity


Field Sites

Davis, California
Cambridge, England

Teaching Interests

Molecular genetic approaches to experimental neurobiology. <I>Drosophila</I> genetics. Function of voltage-sensitive ion channels. Pharmacology of ion channels and G-protein coupled receptors

Personal Interests

Buffalo Chips running club. website


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  • Feng, G., Reale, V., Chatwin, H., Kennedy, K., Venard, R., Ericsson, C., Yu, K., Evans, P.D., and Hall, L.M. (2003) Functional characterization of a neuropeptide F-like receptor from Drosophila melanogaster. Eur. J. Neurosci. 18:227-238.
  • Hodges, D.D., Lee, D., Preston, C.F., Boswell, K., Hall, L.M., and O'Dowd, D.K. (2002) tipE regulates sodium-dependent repetitive firing in Drosophila neurons. Mol. Cell. Neurosci. 19: 402-41
  • Eberl, D.F., Ren, D., Feng, G., Lorenz, L.J., VanVactor, D., and Hall, L.M. (1998) Genetic and developmental characterization of Dmca1D, a calcium channel alpha-one subunit gene in Drosophila melanogaster. Genetics 148: 1159-11
  • Ren, D. and Hall, L.M. (1997) Functional expression and characterization of skeletal muscle dihydropyridine receptors in Xenopus oocytes. J. Biol. Chem. 272: 22393-22396.
  • Wang, X.J., Reynolds, E.R., Deak, P., and Hall, L.M. (1997) The seizure locus encodes the Drosophila homolog of the HERG potassium channel. J. Neurosci. 17: 882-89
  • Reale, V., Hannan, F., Hall, L.M., and Evans, P.D. (1997) Agonist-specific coupling of a cloned Drosophila melanogaster D1-like dopamine receptor to multiple second messenger pathways by synthetic agonists. J. Neurosci. 17: 6545-6553
  • Feng, G., Hannan, F., Reale, V., Hon, Y.Y., Kousky, C.T., Evans, P.D., and Hall, L.M. (1996) Cloning and functional characterization of a novel dopamine receptor from Drosophila melanogaster. J. Neurosci. 16: 3925-39
  • Feng, G., Deak, P., Chopra, M., and Hall, L.M. (1995) Cloning and functional analysis of tipE, a novel membrane protein that enhances Drosophila para sodium channel function. Cell 82: 1001-1011.