Christopher S von Bartheld
Christopher (Chris) S. von Bartheld is a professor in the Department of Physiology and Cell Biology at the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine. He is a neuroscientist with broad research interests that include evolutionary neurobiology, developmental neurobiology, quantitative neuromorphology, growth factor biology, using vertebrate animal models as well as human tissues. His current focus is on gene expression in human extraocular muscles and the relationship between strabismus and schizophrenia.
Chris von Bartheld received his M.D. degree at the University of Göttingen in Germany in 1985, and trained at UCSD (Scripps Institution of Oceanography) and the University of Washington in Seattle. He was recruited as an Associate Professor to the University of Nevada School of Medicine in 1997. Dr. von Bartheld’s research has been funded by several NIH institutes, including NINDS, NICHD, NEI, NIDCD, NIMH, NCRR, and NIGMS, and through multiple types of grants (R01, R03, R21, R29, NRSA, P20, and most recently U54). He has published 110 peer-reviewed journal articles and four book chapters, in areas including comparative neurobiology, growth factor biology, quantitative morphology, and extraocular muscle biology.