Stefan Strack is the John Paul Long Professor and vice chair in the Department of Neuroscience and Pharmacology at the University of Iowa. Born and raised in Germany, he received his Ph.D. at the State University of New York at Albany and his postdoctoral training at Vanderbilt University before joining the faculty at the University of Iowa in 2000.
His current research focuses on the regulation of mitochondrial dynamics by protein kinases and phosphatases in normal brain function and neurological diseases and injuries such as stroke. A second area of research interest are neurodevelopmental disorders caused by de novo mutations in signaling enzymes, including protein kinases, phosphatases and ubiquitin ligases.
He is committed to training the next generation of scientists and directs a National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS)-funded predoctoral training program (T32) in pharmacological sciences.