Sidney A. Fox and Dorothea Doctors Fox Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Science, Professor of Neuroscience, Director of Biology and Medicine


After earning a PhD in physics at Brown, Prof. Paradiso was a Miller Research Fellow at the University of California, Berkeley and an associate scientist at the Smith-Kettlewell Eye Research Institute in San Francisco. He joined the Brown faculty in 1990 and is Director of Brown's Center for Vision Research. His research investigates brain mechanisms underlying vision. He is the Chairman of the National Eye Institute's Central Visual Processing Study Section which reviews federal grant submissions for vision research. He is Principal Investigator of a Training Grant from the National Eye Institute that supports graduate training in vision research. He serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of Vision and Vision Research and for many years sat on the executive committee of the Vision Sciences Society. He is coauthor, with Drs. Mark Bear and Barry Connors of a leading introductory neuroscience textbook, which has been translated into 6 languages. He is presently course director of NEUR 0010 (Introduction to the Brain), which is one of the most popular courses at Brown. He has won the Elizabeth H. LeDuc Award for Teaching Excellence in the Life Sciences and the Brown University Undergraduate Council of Students Award for Excellence in Teaching.

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