Ronald Hoy is the David and Dorothy Merksamer Professor in biology at Cornell University. Besides teaching at Cornell, he has taught neuroscience and behavior at Cold Spring Harbor Labs and at the marine biological laboratory in Woods Hole, where he was a director of the neural systems and behavior course and, later, director of the Grass Foundation summer fellows program.
Hoy’s research has been funded by the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD) for 30 consecutive years. He served on the NIDCD study section from 1991 to 1995, and he now serves on NIDCD’s Executive Council. He has received RCDA and Career Scientist awards and has had research grants from the National Institute of Mental Health, the Keck Foundation, and the National Science Foundation. He also actively promotes public awareness in science through his membership on the administrative boards of the Grass Foundation and the Cornell laboratory of ornithology.