Joel C. Glover

University of Oslo, Norway

Joel C. Glover was born in Akron, Ohio, USA in 1956. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology at the University of California, San Diego in 1978 and a Ph.D. degree in Neurobiology at the University of California, Berkeley in 1984. He held two postdoctoral positions at the University of Oslo (with Jan Jansen, 1984-1986) and at Washington University in St. Louis (with Joshua Sanes, 1986-1987), and then returned to the University of Oslo as a Research Assistent Professor in 1987. At the University of Oslo he held the positions of Associate Professor and then Professor at the Department of Anatomy from 1994-2000 before obtaining his current position as Professor at the Department of Physiology in 2001. He has also held an Adjunct Professor position at the Sars International Centre for Marine Molecular Biology since 2000. In 2008 he was appointed Director of the Norwegian Center for Stem Cell Research. His main interests revolve around the development and function of motor systems in the vertebrate brain and spinal cord, brain evolution and the development of urochordate nervous systems, spinal cord regeneration, and the induction of neural differentiation in human somatic stem cells. He is a member of the Society for Neuroscience.

Biography Updated on 4 February 2009

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