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John E. Dowling

John E. Dowling

John E. Dowling

Dr. John E. Dowling received his AB degree in Biology from Harvard College in 1957, was educated in Harvard Medical School from 1957 to 1959, and received his Ph.D. degree in Biology from Harvard University in 1961. He is presently Maria Moors Cabot Professor of Natural Science, Harvard University (1987–present), and Professor of Ophthalmology (Neuroscience), Harvard Medical School (1986–present).

Dr. Dowling has also received many notable honors and awards. From 1986–present, Dr. Dowling has been Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary trustee, a member on the Scientific Advisory Board of the Foundation for Fighting Blindness (1971–present), member of the Scientific Advisory Board of Research to Prevent Blindness (1991–present), member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Knights Templar Research Foundation (1991–present), member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the McLean Hospital (1991–present), member of the Educational Advisory Board of the John S. Guggenheim Memorial Foundation (1991–present), member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Center for Neural Science, New York University (1992–present), member of the Board of Directors of the Harvard University Press, and President of the Corporation of Marine Biological Laboratory (1998–present).

Dr. Dowling has published many books. The following is a list of said publications: The Retina: An Approachable Part of the Brain (Harvard University Press, 1987); Neurons and Networks: An Introduction to Neuroscience (Harvard University Press, 1992), Creating Mind: How the Brain Works (W. W. Norton & Co., 1998).

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