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Marc W. Halterman, M.D., Ph.D.

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Appointment: (585) 922-4371

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Dr. Marc W. Halterman is an Associate Professor in the Department of Neurology at the University of Rochester. Dr. Halterman holds additional appointments as an Associate Professor of Pediatrics and faculty member of the Center for Neural Development and Disease.

A graduate of the Georgetown University, Dr. Halterman obtained his MD and PhD degrees from the University of Rochester in 2002. He interned in Medicine and did his residency in Neurology at Strong Hospital, before joining the faculty at the University of Rochester. Dr. Halterman is board certified in Neurology and remains active on the inpatient services at both Strong Memorial Hospital and Rochester General Hospital.


Dr. Halterman's laboratory studies the damage associated with global brain ischemia, with a particular focus on identifying novel therapeutic targets in transcriptional signaling networks. Using a variety of models, they study the effects of hypoxia-ischemia on both the adult nervous system as well as the progenitor cells active within the immature and adult brain. His laboratory is supported by grants from the NIH/NINDS. He also has extensive experience in the field of gene therapy and holds several patents in the areas of gene transfer, drug discovery and medical informatics.



  • Neurology - American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology


BS | Georgetown University

MS | Univ Rochester Sch Med/Dent

PhD | Univ Rochester Sch Med/Dent

MD | Univ Rochester Sch Med/Dent

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

07/01/2006 - 07/01/2007
Fellowship in Neurology at University of Rochester Medical Center

09/01/2006 - 06/30/2010
Research in at University of Rochester Medical Center

07/01/2003 - 06/30/2006
Residency in Neurology at University of Rochester Medical Center

06/24/2002 - 06/23/2003
Internship in Internal Medicine at University of Rochester Medical Center

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2008 - Present
K99/R00 Fellowship
Sponsor: NIH/NINDS

Henry C. Buswell Fellowship Award
Sponsor: Department of Medicine, URMC

Doctor of Medicine with Distinction in Research
Sponsor: University of Rochester SMD
Location: University of Rochester

NIH Individual Pre-doctoral Combined MD PhD Fellowship
Sponsor: National Institutes of Health
Location: University of Rochester

Gilbert B. Forbes Prize in Pediatric Research
Location: University of Rochester

Alpha Omega Alpha
Location: University of Rochester

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Journal Articles

Simpkins AN, Busl KM, Amorim E, Barnett-Tapia C, Cervenka MC, Dhakar MB, Etherton MR, Fung C, Griggs R, Holloway RG, Kelly AG, Khan IR, Lizarraga KJ, Madagan HG, Onweni CL, Mestre H, Rabinstein AA, Rubinos C, Dionisio-Santos DA, Youn TS, Merck LH, Maciel CB, . "Proceedings from the Neurotherapeutics Symposium on Neurological Emergencies: Shaping the Future of Neurocritical Care." Neurocritical care.. 2020 Sep 21; Epub 2020 Sep 21.

Mai N, Prifti V, Lim K, O'Reilly MA, Kim M, Halterman MW. "Lung SOD3 limits neurovascular reperfusion injury and systemic immune activation following transient global cerebral ischemia." Journal of stroke and cerebrovascular diseases : the official journal of National Stroke Association.. 2020 Sep 0; 29(9):104942. Epub 2020 May 14.

Bartko JC, Li Y, Sun Z, Halterman MW. "Phosphorylation within the bipartite NLS alters the localization and toxicity of the ER stress response factor DDIT3/CHOP." Cellular signalling.. 2020 Jul 13; :109713. Epub 2020 Jul 13.