MIT Committees & Service

Graduate Committee: We oversee all policy decisions regarding the graduate program in Brain and Cognitive Sciences at MIT.  I also oversee admissions to our graduate program in Systems Neuroscience program and supervise the qualifying exam taken by second year graduate students in Systems Neuroscience, 1998 – Present.

Animal Care and Use Committee : MIT’s Animal Care and Use Committee oversees all animal research affiliated with MIT, 1998 – 2005.

Director of the Graduate Studies in Brain and Cognitive Sciences at MIT: I was director of our Department’s Graduate Program, 1999 – 2006.

Supervisor, Electronics Shop, Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences:  I supervised the work of the electronics shop staff, 1996 – 2004.

Organizer, Brain and Cognitive Sciences Faculty Seminar Series, 1998 – 2001.

Thesis Committees:  I have been on the thesis committees of many students in the Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences and in Health Sciences and Technology

Education Committee: The Education Committee oversees the curricula of the Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences, 1999 – 2000.

Lecture at launch of MIT’s capital campaign, Spring 2000.

Lecture to MIT alumni for “MIT On the Road” program, Palm Beach, Florida, January 2001.

Organizer, Plastic Lunch Seminar Series for MIT’s Center for Learning and Memory, 1999 – 2003.

Committee on an Interdepartmental Program in Neuroscience (2000):  We were charged with constructing a new interdepartmental graduate training program in neuroscience at MIT.

Director Advisory Committee for the McGovern Institute for Brain Research, 2000.

Lecture at MIT’s Technology Day, June, 2001.

Associate Director, The Picower Center for Learning and Memory, 2001 – 2009.

Lecture at MIT’s Alumni Summer Course in Neuroscience, June 2003.

Advisory Committee on the Appointment of the Next Director of the McGovern Institute for Brain Research, 2003.

Neuroscience Advisory Council, 2006 – 2008.