Vision, the Brain, and Intelligence by Dr. Leo M. Chalupa
The Zaven & Sonia Akian College of Science and Engineering hosts Dr. Leo M. Chalupa, George Washington University's first Vice President of Research in a lecture on vision, the brain, and intelligence.
The talk will take place in the room 308E/PAB on May 25, 2 PM.
About the Speaker
An accomplished scientist and administrator, Dr. Chalupa came to George Washington University following a 34-year career at the University of California, Davis, having served as the chair of neurobiology, physiology and behavior in the College of Biological Sciences. A distinguished professor of neurobiology and ophthalmology at UC Davis, he founded the university’s Center for Neuroscience in 1992, as well as the Mind and Brain Center, the Brain Imaging Center and the Center for Visual Sciences. His research involves trying to understand how humans and other animals are able to perceive our surroundings and translate that into brain function which in turn leads to some action. He is a Fellow of the AAAS and of the Association for Psychological Science, a recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship and a Fellowship from the Japanese Society for the Promotion of Science. He has been a visiting scholar at Cambridge University, the Scuola Normale Superiore (Pisa, Italy) and the University of Pisa as well as Osaka University.
Dr. Leo M. Chalupa is the George Washington University's first Vice President of Research. He serves as GW’s chief research officer, charged with overseeing the strategic and operational development of our rapidly growing research enterprise.