Florey Neuroscience Seminar Series – Professor Greg Stuart

13 November 2019

Event date: 19 November

Cellular and circuit mechanisms underlying binocular vision

With Professor Greg Stuart (Head, Eccles Institute of Neuroscience, Australian National University)

When: Tuesday 19 November, 1-2pm

Where: Ian Potter Auditorium, Kenneth Myer Building, 30 Royal Parade Parkville

Seminar host: Associate Professor Lucy Palmer (lucy.palmer@florey.edu.au)

For more information on this seminar or upcoming seminars in the series: please contact florey-neuroscience-seminars@unimelb.edu.au.

Professor Greg Stuart Bio:

Greg Stuart is currently Head of the Eccles Institute of Neuroscience at the Australian National University. After completing a BSc (Hons) at Monash University, he went on to do a PhD in Neuroscience at the Australian National University. He then spent five and a half years working at the Max Planck Institute of Medical Research in Heidelberg, Germany, before returning to establish his own group at John Curtin School of Medical Research at the ANU.

While in Germany he developed and pioneered methods that allowed neuroscientists to probe the function of neurons at unprecedented resolution, providing direct evidence that the dendrites of neurons are electrically excitable and capable of sophisticated nonlinear computations.

He has received a number of national and international fellowships and prizes during his career, including a CJ Martin Fellowship, a QEII Research Fellowship and a Wellcome Trust Senior Research Fellowship, as well as the AW Campbell Award and Paxinos-Watson Prize (twice) from the Australasian Neuroscience Society, the Sofja Kovalevskaja Award from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation and the Thomson Reuters Australia Citation Award. He was recently appointed a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science in recognition of his seminal contributions to understanding how information is processed by individual nerve cells within the brain

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