Meet Your New Volunteer Leaders: Results of the 2014 SfN Election
The Society for Neuroscience congratulates its newly elected officers and councilors. Chosen by members using an independent online monitoring company, the incoming council members begin their terms at Neuroscience 2014 in Washington, DC.
The membership elected Hollis Cline as the incoming president-elect, Michael Stryker as the incoming treasurer-elect, and Gina Turrigiano as the incoming secretary-elect. The elected incoming councilors are Barry Everitt and Catherine Woolley.
Hollis Cline is the Hahn Professor of Neuroscience in the departments of Molecular and Cellular Neuroscience, and Chemical Physiology at The Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla, Calif. Her participation at SfN has included serving on Council as a councilor and secretary and chairing the Committee on Committees. She was also a member of the recent Editor-in-Chief Search Committee, the Program Committee, and the NGA/SEA and Young Investigator Award selection committees. Cline’s research focuses on the role of experience-dependent mechanisms in controlling the development, function, and plasticity of the brain circuits, and how circuit development and function become disrupted in neurodevelopmental disorders.
Michael Stryker is the William Francis Ganong Professor of Physiology and professor of biomedical engineering and therapeutic sciences at University of California, San Francisco. At SfN, he has served as a councilor and a member of the Information Technology Committee, Finance Committee, and the Donald B. Lindsley Prize Selection Committee. Stryker’s work focuses on the critical period of the visual cortex when abnormal visual experience produces dramatic plasticity. His present research focuses on the neural circuits that regulate cortical state and their roles in adult brain plasticity and encompasses mathematical models that show how activity-dependent processes can account for the richness and precision of cortical organization.
Gina Turrigiano is a professor of biology at the Volen National Center for Complex Systems and National Center for Behavioral Genomics at Brandeis University in Waltham, Mass. Her participation with SfN has included service as a councilor, a member of the Program Committee and Young Investigator Award Selection Committee, and associate editor for The Journal of Neuroscience. Turrigiano’s lab has pioneered the study of homeostatic synaptic plasticity mechanisms in the mammalian central nervous system and recently has been studying how these plasticity mechanisms cooperate in real cortical microcircuits to stabilize firing and allow the experience-dependent refinement of cortical circuitry.
Barry Everitt is the director of research and professor of behavioral neuroscience in the Department of Psychology as well as provost of the Gates Cambridge Trust at the University of Cambridge. At SfN, he has chaired the Program Committee and the Jacob P. Waletzky Award Selection Committee, and he has served as member of the Editor-in-Chief Search Committee, Committee on Committees, and Scientific Publications Committee. Everitt’s research focuses on the general area of behavioral neuroscience and is concerned with investigating the corticostriatal mechanisms of motivation, learning, and memory, especially in the context of drug addiction.
Catherine Woolley is the William Deering Professor in the Department of Neurobiology at Northwestern University in Evanston, Ill. She was as a member of the former Education Committee and served as an associate editor of The Journal of Neuroscience. Presently, she serves as a reviewing editor. Woolley’s research focuses on steroid regulation of synaptic structure and function, and sex differences in mechanisms of synaptic modulation. Most of her work has been on estrogen actions in the hippocampus.