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Neuroscientist Speaks on ‘Animal Models, Human Reality’

031710NewsAndNotes_PreussNeuroscientist Dr. Todd Preuss, a three-time Kavli Frontiers of Science Fellow of the National Academy of Sciences, will deliver a lecture – “Animal Models and Human Reality” – 3:30-5 p.m. Friday, March 19, in the Sullivan Science Building.

The lecture, in the Jaylee Montague Mead Auditorium, is sponsored by the Department of Psychology and the Child and Family Research Network. For more information, visit the research network’s web site, cfrn.uncg.edu.

Preuss is an associate research professor at the Yerkes National Primate Research Center, Division of Neuroscience, and an associate professor of pathology at Emory University School of Medicine.

His laboratory carries out fundamental research on the structure and evolution of the mammalian cerebral cortex using comparative studies of humans, chimpanzees and other primates. The lab identified the first known specialization of the neuronal organization in the human brain and has pioneered studies of human specializations of gene expression in the brain.

He received his bachelor’s in psychology from Haverford College and his doctorate in biological anthropology from Yale University.