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斯图尔特·菲斯坦

教授, 哥伦比亚大学

Stuart Firestein是哥伦比亚大学神经科学教授。他的研究侧重于脊椎动物嗅觉系统。他完成了他的博士学位。1987年加州大学伯克利伯克利弗兰克·赫勒林的神经生物学阐述了嗅觉感官神经元的电生理学特征。他是耶鲁大学的博士后研究员,戈登牧羊犬,他继续对嗅觉编码的药理学调查,询问嗅觉系统如何检测和鉴别我们称呼气味的非常大而多样化的化学化合物。他于1990年成为耶鲁斯助理教授,1991年,他加入了哥伦比亚大学生物部的生物科能力,担任助理和后来的全教授。在他在哥伦比亚的25年的任期期间,他已经从国家卫生研究院获得了不断的资金,并获得了白头和麦克达基金会奖。

Dedicated to promoting the accessibility of science to a public audience, Firestein serves as an adviser for the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation’s program for the Public Understanding of Science, where he reviews scripts for the Ensemble Studio Theatre/Sloan Science and Technology Program, and for the Tribeca and Hamptons International Film Festivals. In 2011, he received the Lenfest Distinguished Columbia Faculty Award for excellence in scholarship and teaching. He is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation and the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation. At Columbia, he is on the advisory boards of the Center for Science and Society and the Presidential Scholars in Society and Neuroscience — both centers for interdisciplinary work between the sciences and the humanities. His book on the workings of science for a general audience, “Ignorance, How It Drives Science,” was released by Oxford University Press in 2012. His second book, “Failure: Why Science Is So Successful,” appeared in October 2015. They have been translated into 12 languages.