News from 2018

  • Announcement

John Dowling’s Newest Book on Understanding the Brain

In 1999, W.W. Norton published my book, “Creating Mind: How the Brain Works” that was written primarily for the non-scientist. It did well, and was reprinted seven times.…

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  • Research

John Dowling: A Life in Vision

John E. Dowling, the Gordon and Llura Gund Research Professor of Neurosciences at Harvard’s Molecular and Cellular Biology department has enjoyed a full and satisfying career. He is…

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  • Research

JOHN DOWLING NAMED DISTINGUISHED SCIENTIST OF THE MARINE BIOLOGICAL LABORATORY

John E. Dowling, Ph.D., the Gordon and Llura Gund Research Professor of Neurosciences at Harvard University and Professor of Ophthalmology (Neuroscience) at Harvard Medical School, has been named…

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  • Research

NEUROBIOLOGY IN THE FACULTY OF ARTS & SCIENCES AT HARVARD: A PERSONAL VIEW

During my years as an undergraduate, graduate student, and junior faculty member at Harvard, from 1953-1964, neurobiology was not recognized as a separate discipline. Indeed, the term neurobiology…

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MCB PROFESSOR JOHN DOWLING PUBLISHES VISIONARY BOOK

MCB Research Professor of Neurosciences John E. Dowling has published a book on vision and ocular diseases with his brother, ophthalmologist Joseph L. Dowling of the Rhode Island…

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  • Archive

TEACHERS AS SCHOLARS: JOHN DOWLING’S “AMAZING BRAIN” LINKS HARVARD TO THE GREATER BOSTON EDUCATION COMMUNITY

John Dowling with The Amazing Brain class of 2014 An alternative approach to professional development in K-12 education, Teachers as Scholars (TAS) was founded in 1996 in an…

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JOHN DOWLING GIVES HIS LAST LECTURE IN BS 80

John Dowling(photo by Charles Cochran) View slide show May 10, 2005 marked the end of an era, both for Professor John Dowling and Biological Sciences 80 ("Introduction to…

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THIRD-ANNUAL MERCK AWARDS FOR GENOME-RELATED RESEARCH ANNOUNCED

From L to R: award recipients Yuk Fai Leung, Thanat Chookajorn and Ji Yu; Mervyn Turner, Merck Senior Vice President for Worldwide Licensing & External Research; and MCB…

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“THE GREAT BRAIN DEBATE”, A NEW BOOK BY JOHN DOWLING

How much of our behavior is determined by our genes and how much by our environment?  Fiercely debated but not fully resolved, the nature-vs.-nurture question is something with…

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