Bryan Kolb : Pioneer in Neuropsychology and Role Model for Teaching , Mentoring , and Involving Undergraduates in Neuroscience Research

Gary L Dunbar


Bryan Kolb is a native of Calgary, Canada and is currently a Professor in the Neuroscience Department at the University of Lethbridge, where he has been since 1976. He received his PhD from Pennsylvania State University in 1973 and did postdoctoral work at the U of Western Ontario and the Montreal Neurological Institute. His recent work has focused on the development of the prefrontal cortex and how neurons of the cerebral cortex change in response to various developmental factors including hormones, experience, stress, drugs, neurotrophins, and injury, and how these changes are related to behavior. Bryan Kolb has published five books, including two textbooks with Ian Whishaw (Fundamentals of Human Neuropsychology, Sixth Edition; Introduction to Brain and Behavior, Third Edition), and over 300 articles and chapters. Kolb is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and a Killam Fellow of the Canada Council. He is currently a member of the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research program in the Experience-Based Brain Development program. Bryan Kolb has won numerous teaching and research awards during his illustrious career, and his experience with mentoring undergraduate students provides an excellent model to emulate, for both young and seasoned faculty members who strive to provide their students with the best possible learning opportunities.

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