Preston E. Garraghty

Indiana University, USA


Preston E. Garraghty received a B.A. degree in psychology, an M.Ed. degree in educational research and evaluation, and the M.A and Ph.D. degrees in physiological psychology from the University of North Carolina, Greensboro, NC, USA, in 1974, 1976, 1978, and 1983, respectively. He then conducted postdoctoral research under the guidance of Mriganka Sur first at the Section of Neuroanatomy (now Neurobiology) at the Yale University School of Medicine and then at the Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology from 1983 to 1987. During the period of 1987 and 1992, he worked at the Laboratory of Jon H. Kaas in the Department of Psychology at Vanderbilt University as a Research Faculty Member. In 1992, he moved to Indiana University, Bloomington, Ind, USA. Garraghty works now as a Professor at the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences and the Program in Neuroscience. His principle research interests are in the mechanisms of plasticity in the adult somatosensory system. Garraghty organized the neuroscience components of the annual conventions of the Association for Psychological Science held in 1999, 2000, 2013, 2014, and 2015, and he was elected a Fellow of this organization in 2006. Garraghty has served and continues to serve on numerous grant and fellowship panels for the National Institutes of Health. In addition, he has served on the editorial board of the Behavioral and Cognitive Neuroscience, and presently he is a Review Editor for the Frontiers in Systems Neuroscience.

Biography Updated on 4 August 2015

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