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Ben A. Barres, M.D., Ph.D. [NEI Strategic Planning]

Ben A. Barres, M.D., Ph.D.


Dr. Barres graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, obtained an MD degree at Dartmouth Medical School and completed his neurology residency at Cornell. He then obtained a PhD from Harvard Medical School and did his postdoctoral training at University College London, prior to joining Stanford in 1993, where he is presently a Professor of Neurobiology, Developmental Biology and Neurology. His major area of research is neuron-glial interactions in the developing central nervous system.Dr. Barres presently serves on the editorial boards of several journals including Neuron, the Journal of Neuroscience, and Development. He is a diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. He has won several research awards including a Life Sciences Research Fellowship, the Klingenstein Fellowship Award, a McKnight Investigator Award, and a Searle Scholar Award, as well as teaching awards including the Kaiser Award for Excellence in Teaching and the Kaiser Award for Innovative and Outstanding Contributions to Medical Education.

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