Dr. Roger D. Traub

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    SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY

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    Roger D. Traub (b. February 26, 1946 in Washington, DC) majored in mathematics at Princeton University. He started graduate school in mathematics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1967, and shortly after passing his Ph.D. qualifying exam, he moved to the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine where he received his M.D. in 1972. Dr. Traub has subsequently pursued a career as a neurologist, professor and researcher at several institutions. He currently holds an appointment with the Department of Physical Sciences, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center (Yorktown Heights, NY) and keeps teaching at SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Brooklyn.

    Over the course of his career, Dr. Traub has received numerous distinctions, including two IBM Outstanding Innovation Awards (1983, 1989), an American Epilepsy Society's Research Recognition Award in 1991, a Principal Research Fellowship awarded by the Wellcome Trust (UK) in 1997 and recently, a Humboldt Research Award (2007). He has served as Action Editor or Editorial Board Member for several journals.

    Dr. Traub's research focuses on realistic and detailed modeling of brain waves and seizures in an effort to treat and cure epilepsy. He has made significant contributions to elucidating the mechanisms by which intrinsic cell properties, chemical synapses, and gap junctions can cooperate to shape population output. For more information, visit http://www.downstate.edu/pharmacology/faculty/traub.html

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