Professor Linda Richards

Professor Linda Richards


Chair, Department of Neuroscience and Edison Professor of Neuroscience
Washington University in St Louis
Elected in 2016
Citation on election

Professor Richards is a world leader in brain development, in particular nervous system wiring. She is internationally recognised as driving our understanding of the development of the corpus callosum, the major connection between the brain hemispheres. Her career has been exemplified by her ability to seize new technologies and capitalise upon these to advance the discovery of significant molecular and cellular mechanisms that regulate human callosal formation and malformation, and that are required for brain wiring more generally. Professor Richards also has a strong commitment to mentoring young scientists and in promoting science through major public outreach activities.

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