Joel Austin Black PhD

Research Scientist in Neurology; Associate Director, Yale Center for Neuroscience and Regeneration Research

Departments & Organizations

Office of Student ResearchCenter for Neuroscience and Regeneration ResearchNeurology

Research Interests

Membrane structure in normal and pathological neurons and glia; Ion channel expression in normal and injured neurons; Neuro-glial interactions; Cell biology of neurological disease more...


  • Ph.D., University of California at Berkeley, 1979

Selected Publications

  • Dib-Hajj SD, Black JA, Waxman SG. Voltage-gated sodium channels: therapeutic targets for pain. Pain Med. 2009 Oct;10(7):1260-9.
  • Dib-Hajj SD, Choi JS, Macala LJ, Tyrrell L, Black JA, Cummins TR, Waxman SG. Transfection of rat or mouse neurons by biolistics or electroporation. Nat Protoc. 2009;4(8):1118-26. Epub 2009 Jul 9.



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