David Fitzpatrick, Max Planck Florida Institute, USA

David Fitzpatrick

David Fitzpatrick is CEO and Scientific Director of the Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience, the only Max Planck Institute outside of Europe. Prior to his arrival in Florida in 2011, he was the James B. Duke Professor of Neurobiology at the Duke University School of Medicine, and the Founding Director of the Duke Institute for Brain Sciences. David’s research focuses on understanding the functional organization and development of neural circuits in visual cortex at synaptic, cellular, and network scales, elucidating fundamental mechanisms underlying the selective response properties of cortical neurons, the contribution of visual experience to their development, and the cellular and synaptic changes that support perceptual learning.

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