Dr. MacLeish received his bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Western Ontario, Canada, and his Ph.D. and post-doctoral training from the Department of Neurobiology at Harvard Medical School. He was promoted to Assistant Professor in Neurobiology and moved to The Rockefeller University with Nobel Laureate, Torsten Wiesel, where he was subsequently promoted to Associate Professor. He was recruited to Cornell University Medical College as Professor of Physiology in Ophthalmology and founding director of research of the Margaret M. Dyson Vision Research Institute. He was recruited to Morehouse School of Medicine (MSM) to found the Neuroscience Institute. He is currently Chairman of the Department of Neurobiology and Director of the Neuroscience Institute, where he continues his pioneering work on the electrophysiological properties of mature retinal cells. He currently serves on the Advisory Committee to the Director of NIH, on the Board of Scientific Counselors at NIMH, was a member of the NIH BRAIN Working Group and is a member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies.
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