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University of California, Los Angeles B.S. 1975. Physics

University of California, Berkeley, Ph.D. 1983. Biophysics


Professional experience


1983-84, Post Doc, Dana Farber Cancer Institute

1984-86, Post Doc, Dept. Anatomy & Cell Biology, Harvard Med School

1986-94, Staff Fellow, Lab of Neurobiology, NINDS. National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD

1995- , Assistant Professor of Physiology, University of Connecticut Health Center, Farmington, CT




1995-97, Instructor, MBL Summer Neurobiology Course, Woods Hole

1996 Instructor, MBL Summer Physiology Course, Woods Hole Home Page

1997 Editorial Board, Biology of the Cell