Dr. Paul A. Lipton

Director, Undergraduate Program in Neuroscience
Boston University
B.A., Economics, SUNY Buffalo
Ph.D., Psychology, Boston University

E-mail:  palipton <at> bu <dot> edu

Paul is the Director of Boston University’s Undergraduate Program in Neuroscience, and Program Director for BU’s HHMI Undergraduate Science Education Program. He is a founding member of the major, and has overseen its growth from 30 students at its inception in the fall of 2008, to almost 350 students today. Paul is the primary academic advisor for the major. He teaches and develops new lecture and lab courses for the program, oversees a set of High School Outreach programs targeted at students enrolled in the Boston Public Schools, serves as faculty advisor to the Mind and Brain Society, and publishes their student magazine, The Nerve. Formerly an active member of the Laboratory for Cognitive Neurobiology (headed by Professor Howard Eichenbaum, Director of the Undergraduate Program in Neuroscience), Paul’s research was focused on the neural circuitry of learning and memory. Paul is currently working on incorporating new pedagogies into the curriculum and, together with Meredith Knight (a doctoral student in Boston University’s School of Education), validating assessment methods for the program’s new courses and curricular revisions.

Related websites:

Boston University’s Undergraduate Program in Neuroscience
URL: http://www.bu.edu/neuro/undergraduate/

Boston University’s HHMI Undergraduate Science Education Program
URL: http://hhmineuro.bu.edu/index.php

Boston University’s The Nerve
URL: http://www.bu.edu/thenerve/

“One Hour” with the BU Mind and Brain Society (…actually 2 minutes and 31 seconds!) A video clip about the Mind and Brain Society’s Miracle Berry Tasting Event, posted October 27, 2011.

Boston University’s Undergraduate Neuroscience in the News – Original Thinking: With the help of a $1.5-million grant, CAS undergrads have a new neuroscience lab space for hands-on research


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