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208. Plant Sciences[X]
1Name:  Dr. Rodolfo R. Llinas
 Institution:  New York University School of Medicine; Warburg Pincus
 Year Elected:  1996
 Class:  2. Biological Sciences
 Subdivision:  208. Plant Sciences
 Residency:  Resident
 Living? :   Living
 Birth Date:  1934
Rodolfo Llinás was born in Bogota, Colombia in 1934. He went to the Gimnasio Moderno school and received his M.D. from the Universidad Javeriana, Bogota (1959) and his Ph.D. in 1965 from the Australian National University working under Sir John Eccles. Professor Llinás is presently the Thomas and Suzanne Murphy Professor of Neuroscience and Chairman of the Department of Physiology & Neuroscience at the NYU School of Medicine. He has published over 400 scientific articles and is especially known for his work on the physiology of the cerebellum and the thalamus as well as for his pioneering work on the inferior olive, on the squid giant synapse and on human magnetoencephalography (MEG). Dr. Llínas is a member of the National Academy of Sciences (1986), the American Academy of Arts & Sciences (1996), the Real Academia Nacional de Medicina (Madrid) (1996) and the French Academy of Science (2002).
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