Douglas Owen Frost
Douglas Owen Frost passed away on March 4, 2022, in Ellicott City MD. Doug was a Professor at the University of Maryland, Baltimore in the Department of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics. He was a member of the Program in Neuroscience since its inception.
Doug graduated from MIT with a BS and MS in electrical engineering and a PhD in neuroscience. Doug continued neuroscience research at the University of Lausanne, Switzerland. He returned to the US to take up a faculty position at Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven CT, and then moved to the Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, before joining the University of Maryland.
Principal among Doug’s many contributions to neuroscience are his pioneering work on cross-modal plasticity in the visual and somatosensory systems of the developing brain. His other research was focused on neurotrophins and neurodevelopmental effects of psychotropic drugs. Doug was an avid outdoors sportsman with skiing and mountaineering being his great passions. He was an international traveler, fluent in French and German, and admirer of world cultures and cuisine. Doug is survived by his wife Soledad.