Ben A. Barres, Ph.D., currently chairs the Neurobiology Department at Stanford University School of Medicine. His research on the interaction between neurons and glial cells in the nervous system has led to several pending patent applications. In addition to having authored numerous research publications, Dr. Barres sits on the editorial boards of several prominent scientific journals. He is a member of many distinguished advisory panels and committees, including having served as chair and evaluator for the NIH Director’s Pioneer Awards. Dr. Barres also is acknowledged as a leading commentator on issues pertaining to gender, science and society. In 2008, the Society for Neuroscience honored Dr. Barres with the Women in Neuroscience Mika Salpeter Lifetime Achievement Award, which recognizes an individual with outstanding career achievements in neuroscience who has also significantly promoted the professional advancement of women in neuroscience.
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