Morten Raastad, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor

Emory University School of Medicine

Office: 605F Whitehead Building, Lab Number: 611

Phone: 404-727-7425

Fax: 404-727-2648


Additional Contact Information

Mailing Address:

Department of Physiology

615 Michael Street

Atlanta, GA 30322


Education: From PhD/MD to current position. 

  • Medical Doctor, University of Oslo, Norway                                                1983
  • Doctor of Medicine (PhD), University of Oslo, Norway
    Thesis: “Transmission properties of individual excitatory synapses
    at CA1 pyramidal cells
    ”.                                                                               1995

Research Area: Neuroscience


My main research interest is neuronal excitability control; particularly how neuronal structure influence the properties and vulnerabilities of neurons. The goal is to find how neurons, and particularly their axons, cope with physical or pathological challenges, how damage may occur, and how that damage may be prevented.