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Mark Bower, PhD



Dr. Mark R. Bower joined the Yale Neurosurgery Department as an Assistant Professor Adjunct in 2016. His research focuses on the neural basis of epilepsy: How groups of neurons participate in the initiation, recruitment, expression and reactivation of seizure-related activity. Dr. Bower completed his doctoral work with Dr. Bruce McNaughton at the U. of Arizona, where he showed that the neural encoding of repeated sub-sequences in spatial trajectories in rats depended on the methods used to teach the sequence, solving the "lumper vs. splitter" controversy (Bower et al., 2006).

Education & Training

  • PhD
    University of Arizona, Neuroscience (2003)
  • MS
    University of Central Florida, Applied Mathematics (1993)
  • BS
    Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, Electrical Engineering (1987)

Honors & Recognition

Morris-Coole Epilepsia Prize2012

Departments & Organizations