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Stanfield Named Acting Director of CSR
Dr. Brent Stanfield has been named acting director of the Center for Scientific Review; he assumed his duties on Oct. 1, following the departure of Dr. Ellie Ehrenfeld. He has served as CSR's deputy director since July 2000.
Stanfield was reared in California and received his undergraduate degree in biological sciences from the University of California, Irvine. After receiving his Ph.D. in neurobiology from Washington University, St. Louis, in 1978 he returned to California, to faculty positions at the Salk Institute and the University of California, San Diego, School of Medicine before coming to NIH. He has published over 50 journal articles in his field, many of them focused on the development and plasticity of the brain's cerebral cortex, especially the hippocampal formation. Stanfield also has served as a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Comparative Neurology and as an associate editor of the Journal of Neuroscience.
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