Thomas Allen Woolsey (born 7 April 1963) is an American neuroscientist, currently George H. and Ethel R. Bishop Scholar in Neuroscience at Washington University in St. Louis.
Washington University in St. Louis is a private research university located in the St. Louis metropolitan area. Founded in 1853, and named after George Washington, the university has students and faculty from all 50 U.S. states and more than 120 countries. As of 2017, 24 Nobel laureates in economics, physiology and medicine, chemistry, and physics have been affiliated with Washington University, nine having done the major part of their pioneering research at the university. Washington University's undergraduate program is ranked 19th by U.S. News & World Report in 2018 and 11th by The Wall Street Journal in their 2018 rankings. The university is ranked 20th in the world in 2018 by the Academic Ranking of World Universities. The acceptance rate for the class of 2022 was 15%, with students selected from more than 31,000 applications. Of students admitted 81 percent were in the top 10 percent of their class.
He was born in Baltimore, studied for his B.S. at the University of Wisconsin (awarded 1956) and was awarded Doctor of Medicine at Johns Hopkins University in 1969. [ citation needed ]
He was assistant professor of anatomy (and later also neurobiology) at Washington University from 1971 to 1977, becoming an associate professor from 1977 to 1983, and professor of neurology and neurological surgery since 1984.[ citation needed ]
Robert Drummond Lamberton is a classics scholar, poet, and translator of ancient and contemporary literature, most notably Maurice Blanchot's Thomas the Obscure. He is currently Professor Emeritus in the Classics Department at Washington University in St. Louis. Professor Lamberton was born in Providence, Rhode Island and graduated in 1964 from Harvard College magna cum laude with a degree in Romance languages and literatures. He has a master's (1970) and a doctoral degree in comparative literature from Yale University (1979), and has taught at Columbia, Princeton, and Cornell universities. He has written eight books.
The Olin Business School is one of seven academic schools at Washington University in St. Louis. Founded in 1917, the business school was renamed for entrepreneur John M. Olin in 1988. The school offers BSBA, Master of Business Administration (MBA), MS in Supply Chain Management, MS in Finance, Masters in Accounting, MS in Customer Analytics, MS in Leadership, Executive MBA, Doctor of Business in Finance (DBA) and PhD degrees. In 2002, an Executive MBA program was established in Shanghai, in cooperation with Fudan University.
Carl M. Bender is an American applied mathematician and mathematical physicist. He currently holds the Wilfred R. and Ann Lee Konneker Distinguished Professorship of Physics at Washington University in St. Louis. He also has joint positions as Professor of Physics at the University of Heidelberg and as Visiting Professor of Applied Mathematics and Mathematical Physics at Imperial College, London.
John E. Heuser is an American Professor of Biophysics in the department of Cell Biology and Physiology at the Washington University School of Medicine as well as a Professor at the Institute for Integrated Cell-Matieral Sciences (iCeMS) at Kyoto University. Heuser created quick-freeze deep-etch electron microscopy, a pioneering technique that lets biologists take detailed pictures of fleeting events inside living cells. For decades, Heuser has used this technique to capture details of the molecular mechanisms that underlie many basic biological activities, including nerve cell signal transmission, muscle contraction, and most recently, the fusion of viruses with cells during the spread of infection. He compares quick-freeze deep-etch electron microscopy to using a stroboscopic flash to freeze the action in a photograph. To make it possible to image the frozen sample with an electron microscope, Heuser adds an ultra-thin film of metallic platinum that molds snugly against the sample's frozen surface contours. He and others in his lab have worked to make the equipment and procedures necessary for this process available to researchers around the world. Currently Heuser has patents pending on Washington University's behalf for even more advanced versions of his quick-freezing machines. Heuser graduated magna cum laude from Harvard Medical School in 1969 and joined the Washington University faculty as a professor of biophysics in 1980. He is currently associate editor of the Journal of Neurocytology and previously served as associate editor of the Journal of Cell Biology. His curriculum vitae lists over 200 scientific publications. He was elected as a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences class of 2005 and of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in 2007. Heuser was also elected as a member of the National Academy of Sciences in 2011.
Kent D. Syverud is the 12th Chancellor and President of Syracuse University, New York, United States, commencing his term of office on January 13, 2014.
Mark Gregory Pegg is an Australian professor of medieval history, currently teaching in the United States at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri. He specializes in scholarship of the Albigensian Crusade and the Inquisition, the history of heresy, and the history of holiness. He is author of The Corruption of Angels: The Great Inquisition of 1245–1246 and A Most Holy War: The Albigensian Crusade and the Battle for Christendom.
Graham Andrew Colditz MD, DrPH is a chronic disease epidemiologist and inaugural Niess-Gain Professor at Washington University School of Medicine, where he is Associate Director for Prevention and Control at the Alvin J. Siteman Cancer Center. He directs the Master of Population Health Science at Washington University School of Medicine. During medical training he was excited by the potential for prevention of chronic diseases. With encouragement from mentors he pursued training in the USA as it was routine for academics in Australia to obtain overseas training at that time. He is internationally recognized for leadership in cancer prevention, and is often interviewed by media for input on this topic. With members of Cancer Prevention and Control at Siteman, he blogs on issues relating to cancer prevention and screening. According to Google Scholar statistics, Colditz is the author with the second highest h-index in the world after Sigmund Freud.
Timothy M. Lohman earned his Ph.D. in physical chemistry from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1977. After completing his Ph.D., he furthered his training with postdoctoral research at the University of California and the University of Oregon. He is currently a Professor in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics at the Washington University School of Medicine. He has been named to the position of Marvin A. Brennecke Professor of Biological Chemistry and in 2008 served as president of the Gibbs Society of Biological Thermodynamics. He will be giving the second annual Gary K. Ackers Lecture at the 24th annual meeting of the Gibbs Society of Biological Thermodynamics.
Thomas Christian Südhof, ForMemRS, is a German-American biochemist known for his study of synaptic transmission. Currently, he is a professor in the School of Medicine in the Department of Molecular and Cellular Physiology, and by courtesy in Neurology, and in Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University.
The Washington University Bears are the athletic teams of Washington University in St. Louis, located in St. Louis, Missouri, United States. Washington University is currently a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association at the NCAA Division III level. The Bears compete in the University Athletic Association (UAA).
Ramesh K. Agarwal is the William Palm Professor of Engineering in the department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science at Washington University in St. Louis. He is also the director of Aerospace Engineering Program, Aerospace Research and Education Center and Computational Fluid Dynamics Laboratory at WUSTL. From 1994 to 1996, he was the Sam Bloomfield Distinguished Professor and Chair of Aerospace Engineering department at Wichita State University in Wichita, Kansas. From 1996 to 2001, he was the Bloomfield Distinguished Professor and the executive director of the National Institute for Aviation Research at Wichita State University. Agarwal received Ph.D in Aeronautical Sciences from Stanford University in 1975, M.S. in Aeronautical Engineering from the University of Minnesota in 1969 and B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India in 1968.
Robert James "Jim" Woolsey Jr. is an American lawyer and diplomat who headed the Central Intelligence Agency from February 5, 1993, until January 10, 1995. He held a variety of government positions in the 1970s and 1980s, including as Under Secretary of the Navy from 1977 to 1979, and was involved in treaty negotiations with the Soviet Union for five years in the 1980s. His career also included time as a professional lawyer, venture capitalist and investor in the private sector.
Andrew D. Martin is the current chancellor-elect of Washington University in St. Louis and will assume the role of chancellor effective June 1, 2019.
Professor Samuel Frank Berkovic is an Australian neurologist and Laureate Professor in the Department of Medicine, University of Melbourne and Director of the Epilepsy Research Centre at Austin Health.
Alan Michael Garber is an American academic administrator. He is the Provost of Harvard University.
Michael Neil Shadlen is an American neuroscientist and neurologist, who has made contributions in the neuroscience of decision making. From 2000 he has been a Howard Hughes Medical Investigator and from 2012 Professor of Neuroscience at Columbia University. He is also a member of the Kavli Institute for Brain Science and Mortimer B. Zuckerman Mind Brain Behavior Institute. Shadlen is a jazz guitarist and interested in the relation between jazz and neuroscience.
R. Marie Griffith is currently the John C. Danforth Distinguished Professor in the Humanities at Washington University in St. Louis, and formerly holding the John A. Bartlett Professorship at Harvard University. Griffith majored in Political and Social Thought as an undergraduate at the University of Virginia before getting her Ph.D. in the study of religion from Harvard University.
Douglas A. Wiens is an American geophysicist, focusing in seismology and geophysics, currently the Robert S. Brookings Distinguished Professor at Washington University in St. Louis.
Lee G. Sobotka from Washington University was awarded the status of Fellow in the American Physical Society, after he was nominated by their Division of Nuclear Physics in 2009, for his contributions to the understanding of complex nuclear reactions, most notably the production of intermediate mass fragments, and for the creation of novel detector systems and signal processing technologies for both basic and applied nuclear science.
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