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Shreveport SFN Spring Seminar 2016 Distinguished Speaker: Jon Kaas

The Shreveport Chapter for the Society of Neuroscience 
Jon Kaas, Ph.D.

Distinguished Centennial Professor of Psychology
Associate Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology
Professor of Radiology and Radiological Sciences
Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN

"The Evolution of the Human Brain"

Friday, April 15, 2016
4:00 P.M.
Auditorium (1-400, Building C)

Current Research
    Jon Kaas is a Distinguished Centenial Professor of Psychology and Gertrude Conaway Chair at Vanderbilt University. He is a member of the Center for Molecular Neuroscience and the Vision Research center at Vanderbilt. He is a member of the International Neuropsychology Symposium and a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He has received a Javits Neuroscience Invesitgator Award, a Cajal Club Cortical Discoverer Award, an Earl Sutherland Prize for Achievement in Research, and an American Psychological Association Distinguished Scientific Contribution Award. He was elected to the National Academy of Sciences in 2000 and the American Academy of Arts in 2001. Major research interests include comparative studies of forebrain organization of mammals, especially primates, brain evolution, and the plasticity of developing mature sensory and motor systems in primates.