Linda M. Hall

Linda Hall

Position Title
Director of Research at the Functional Insect Genomics Institute

1105 Kennedy Place, Suite 4, Davis, CA 95616

Grad Group Affiliations

  • Neuroscience

Specialties / Focus

  • Cellular and Molecular Neurobiology
  • Development and Plasticity


Field Sites

  • Davis, California
  • Cambridge, England

Honors and Awards

  • 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

    Professional Societies

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


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


    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.