Michael Crutcher

Senior Lecturer and Director of Undergraduate Studies

Neuroscience and Behavioral Biology

Office: 1462 Clifton Rd., Suite 304F

Phone: 404-727-5011

Email: mcrutch@emory.edu


  • Ph.D., Physiology, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, 1982


Dr. Crutcher joined the Neuroscience and Behavioral Biology program in August of 2008.  He received his Ph.D. in Physiology from Johns Hopkins University in 1982 and became a faculty member of the Department of Neurology and of the Neuroscience Ph.D. program at Emory in 1991.  He previously served on the executive committee and as Director of Graduate Studies for the Neuroscience Ph.D. program at Emory.  His research focused on the neural mechanisms of visually guided reaching movements in monkeys.  Courses he has taught or is teaching since joining the NBB program include freshman seminar courses (NBB 190) on Brain Enhancement, Curiosities of Neurology and Neuroscience, and Neuroethics as well as Perspectives in Neuroscience and Behavioral Biology (NBB 401 SWR), Biology of Movement Control (NBB 370), Neuroscience Research Methods (NBB 221), Functional Neuroanatomy (NBB 470), and Topics in Neuroscience and Behavioral Biology (NBB 270).  He is currently the Director of Undergraduate Studies for the NBB Program.