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Alvaro Duque, PhD

Research Scientist in Neuroscience

Dr. Duque began his training in neuroanatomy and physiology in Dr. Laszlo Zaborszky's lab at Rutgers University where he studied basal forebrain local circuits and corticopetal connections.  Having acquired a deep interest in the organization and function of the cerebral cortex, he moved to Yale to continue his training with Dr. Patricia Goldman-Rakic and later with Dr. David McCormick. When his interest turned to how environmental factors affect general brain organization, cortical circuitry...

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Lynn Selemon, PhD

Research Scientist in Neuroscience

Over the past 35 years Dr. Selemon has engaged in neuroanatomic studies of the primate brain. As a postdoctoral associate in the Goldman-Rakic laboratory, she utilized tract tracing methodologies to delineate neural circuitry related of the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex. Her case studies, with those of other Goldman-Rakic lab members in the 1980s, form Collection 2. In the latter years of Dr. Selemon’s tenure in the Goldman-Rakic lab, she undertook quantitative morphologic studies of human and...

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Philip Barello

Computer Systems Manager Neuroscience

Phil Barello is the Computer Systems Manager for the Department of Neuroscience. He received an A.A.S in Audio Engineering; an interdisciplinary B.Sc. with concentrations in Computer Science, Business Management, and Philosophy; and an M.Sc. in Computer Science, focusing on machine learning and information security. Mr Barello is involved in system development and maintenance for MacBrainResource.

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Pasko Rakic, MD, PhD

Dorys McConnell Duberg Professor of Neuroscience and Professor of Neurology

Dr. Rakic has been at the forefront of research into neurodevelopment for several decades. He has received numerous prestigious awards and prizes, among them induction into the National Academy of Sciences (USA) and the inaugural (2008) Kavli Neuroscience Prize. His work has garnered over 70,000 citations (as of September 2017) and he has trained over 50 graduate students and postdoctoral fellows, seven of them becoming department chairs or directors of institutes. Dr. Rakic founded the Section...

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Taylor Spadory

Taylor is a sophomore at Yale University majoring in Psychology with the hope of pursuing the neuroscience track. She is currently assisting in cataloguing and restoring slides for MacBrainResource.

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Aviva Rabin-Court

Undergraduate Student