Nick Hirsch, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

B.A., University of Chicago
Ph.D. University of California (San Diego)

322 Colton Hall
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Professor Hirsch attended the University of Chicago as an undergraduate, where he majored in both Biology and Political Science. Having had enough of Chicago winters, he did his doctoral work in developmental neurobiology at the University of California, San Diego, where he studied eye development in frogs. He did postdoctoral work at the University of Virginia, the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston, and the University of Massachusetts Medical School, where he expanded his research to study the development of the brain and eye in both fish and frogs. Prior to coming to Hiram, Prof. Hirsch was a member of the Biology Department at Eastern Connecticut State University in Willimantic, Connecticut.


  • University of Chicago (Biology and Political Science), B.A.
  • University of California (San Diego) (Biology), Ph.D.
  • University of Virginia (Biology), Post Doctoral Fellow
  • University of Massachusetts Medical School, Post Doctoral Fellow

Courses Taught

Research Interests

Developmental biology of the nervous system.

Selected Publications

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