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Stephen Macknik
Works at SUNY Downstate Medical Center
Attended Harvard University
Lives in Brooklyn, NY
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May the 4th Be With You This Monday @illusionchasers#sciamblogs http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/illusion-chasers/?p=3159
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Education
  • Harvard University
    PhD in Neurobiology, 1991 - 1996
  • University of California, Santa Cruz
    BA in Biology, Psychology, Psychobiology, 1986 - 1991
  • Seabury Hall
    HS, 1982 - 1986
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Lab Director, Columnist, Author, Speaker
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I am a neurobiologist, author, speaker, and columnist at Scientific American
Skills
brain science, writing, speaking
Employment
  • SUNY Downstate Medical Center
    Professor of Ophthalmology, Neurology, and Physiology/Pharmacology, 2014 - present
    I am the Director of the Laboratory of Translational Neuroscience
  • Scientific American
    Columnist in Scientific American Mind, 2010 - present
    I write the "Illusions" column in the print edition of Scientific American Mind and I am also a blogger on the sciam.com Mind Network: both are in collaboration with Susana Martinez-Conde
  • Barrow Neurological Institute
    Associate Professor of Neurosurgery and Neurobiology, 2004 - 2014
    I was an associate professor of Neurosurgery and Neurobiology, and the Director of the Laboratory of Behavioral Neurophysiology here.
  • University College London
    Lecturer, 2001 - 2003
    My first professorship
  • Cold Spring Harbor Lab
    Postdoctoral Fellow, 1999 - 2001
    Scientist in training with Prof. Zachary Mainen
  • Harvard Medical School
    Postdoctoral Fellow, 1996 - 2001
    Scientist in training with Prof. David Hubel, who won the Nobel Prize for Medicine or Physiology in 1981.
  • University of California Santa Cruz Fire Department
    Firefighter, 1988 - 1990
    Coolest job I know
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Brooklyn, NY
Previously
Phoenix, AZ - London, UK - Cold Spring Harbor, NY - Boston, MA - Santa Cruz, CA - Kula, Maui, HI - Mission Viejo, CA - Lincoln, MA - Apple Valley, CA - Dayton, OH
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SUNY Downstate Medical Center 450 Clarkson Ave, MSC 58 Brooklyn, NY 11203
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