Seminar Features Former President of Society for Neuroscience

Posted: November 11, 1999 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Bob Wurtz, chief of the Laboratory of Sensorimotor Research at the National Eye Institute, delivers the Krasnow Monday Seminar on Nov. 15 at 4 p.m. at the Krasnow Institute for Advanced Study. He presents “Decoding Sensorimotor Maps in the Brain.”

“Bob Wurtz is one of the country’s most distinguished neuroscientists,” says Jim Olds, director of the Krasnow Institute. One of Wurtz’s primary research activities has been to study the way the brain’s neocortex–its outer tissue–controls what the eyes focus on.

Wurtz is a former president of the Society for Neuroscience, the world’s pre-eminent neuroscience organization, which has more than 30,000 members. He serves on the committee of Krasnow’s National Capital Area Postdoctoral Program, which promotes mentor relationships between senior scientists in the Washington area and Ph.D. graduates who are just embarking on their careers.

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