Introductions...

Sarah Pallas pallas at cephalo.neusc.bcm.tmc.edu
Tue Aug 31 13:29:10 EST 1993


Here's a brief synopsis of my career for networking purposes:

Ph.D. from Cornell University, 1987, in Neurobiology.  Thesis work was
on systems-level visual development, specifically on retinotectal
development in the hamster, using electrophysiological and anatomical
techniques. 

Postdoc at M.I.T. 1988-1992 in Neuroscience.  More systems-level work
in mammals, but this time in cortical development, specifically on
whether the auditory cortex can be induced to process visual input
appropriately.  Electrophysiology, anatomy, and even some behavior.

Asst. Prof at Baylor College of Medicine.  Following up on both
systems, and expanding into some molecular techniques like
immunohistochemistry and ligand-binding autoradiography.  We're
interested in how functional circuitry develops in mammalian cerebral
cortex, and the role of sensory input in directing its formation.  
I spend all my time writing grants, it seems.  I'm looking for a 
postdoc and students to help me get more science done.  I've got 
lots more ideas than time to carry them out!

Personal: married just after grad school to another neuroscientist who
works on neuromodulation in invertebrate motor systems.  He's got a
job across the street at U TX, on soft money, which gives us enough
flexibility that we can think about having a child.  I am in the
typical grueling tenure track position, and actually enjoying it for
the most part.

Sarah Pallas



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