Steven P. Rose, Ph.D. is a Neurobiologist
and Professor and Chair of the Department of Biology; and Director of Brain and
Behaviour Research Group at the Open University. Rose was born in London, 1938,
and was educated at Cambridge (double first class degree in Biochemistry,
1959). His scientific interest in understanding the brain led him to take a PhD
at the Institute of Psychiatry in London (1961). Before joining the faculty at
the Open University in 1969, Rose conducted postdoctoral research at Oxford
University (Fellow, New College), University of Rome (NIH Fellow), and with the
Medical Research Council in London. He established the Brain and Behaviour
Research Group; he has focused his research on understanding the cellular and
molecular mechanisms of learning and memory. His research in this area has led
to the publication of some 300 research papers and various international honors
and medal awards including the Sechenov and Anokhin Medals (Russia) and the
Ariens Kappers medal (The Netherlands). In 2002 he was awarded the Biochemical
Society medal for excellence in public communication of science. During his
time at the Open University he has also held visiting professorships and
appointments at the Australian National University, Harvard University,
University of Minnesota (Hill Distinguished Visiting Professor) and the
Exploratorium in San Francisco (Osher Fellow).
He has been a Council member of the
Research Defence Society and a member of COPUS, the Committee on the Public
Understanding of Science. He was the 1996 President of the Biology Section of
the British Association for the Advancement of Science.
Rose, Steve (Ed.). From Brains
to Consciousness? Essays on the New Sciences of the Mind. Princeton
University Press: 1999.
Rose, Steven. Lifelines: Biology Beyond
Determinism. Oxford University Press: 1998.
Rose, Steven. Molecules and Mind:
Essays on Biology and the Social Order. John Wiley and Son, Ltd.: 1991.
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