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Russell Fernald ’63

box_fernald_russell.jpgRussell Fernald ’63 has been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Science. The Benjamin Scott Crocker Professor of Human Biology and professor of biology at Stanford, Fernald’s research is focused on how social interactions among individuals produce specific changes in the brain. His research asks how social interactions are transduced into specific cellular and molecular mechanisms in the brain using cutting-edge techniques from behavioral observation to molecular probes. He received a Javits Neuroscience Investigator Award from the NIH for investigators who have a distinguished record of substantial contribution in neurological science. In 2004, Fernald received the prestigious Rank Prize for work that he did with collaborators on understanding how vertebrate lenses function. He has done research at the University of Oregon, the Medical Research Council for Cell Biophysics in London and the Max Planck Institute for Behavioral Physiology in Germany. He has been recognized for his contributions to innovative undergraduate teaching, education, and mentoring.

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