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Keith Alley

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Keith Alley

Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost
University of California, Merced
dentistry and oral biology
cell biology, neurobiology and anatomy
neuromuscular development
sprouting of the motoneuronal pool


Keith Alley is the Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost at UC Merced. Previously, he served as vice chancellor of research, the lead campus research officer, and was responsible for the development and support of research opportunities, initiatives and partnerships. In his dual position as dean of graduate studies, he also oversaw graduate degree programs and all issues related to graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. Since 1985, he has held faculty appointments at Ohio State University in oral biology within the College of Dentistry and in the department of cell biology, neurobiology and anatomy in the College of Medicine. His laboratory studies neuromuscular development and uses amphibian metamorphosis as a natural model on which to study this phenomenon. He hopes to define the mechanisms that govern sprouting in the motoneuronal pool to accommodate to rapid expansion of muscular targets. Alley received his bachelor's degree, master's degree, and Ph.D. in anatomy/neuroscience from the University of Illinois. He also holds a D.D.S. degree from Illinois. Following, he was a postdoctoral fellow in neurobiology at the University of Iowa. He has held two NIH fellowships and was honored with an NIH Research Career Development Award. Beginning in 1974, Alley served on the faculty of the schools of Medicine and Dentistry at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio.

Kolligian Library, 3rd Floor
5200 North Lake Road
Merced  California  95343
United States
Office Phone: 
(209) 228-4439
Office Fax: 
(209) 228-4424


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