About the Speakers
Robert M. Sapolsky, PhD, is a Professor of Biology, Neurology and Neurosurgery at Stanford University and a research associate at the National Museum of Kenya. He is the author of several books including, Behave: The Biology of Humans at Our Best and Worst; Why Zebras Don’t Get Ulcers; and The Trouble with Testosterone. His writing has appeared in The Wall Street Journal, Science, Scientific American, Harper's, and The New Yorker. His 2008 National Geographic special on stress, and his on-line lectures about human behavioral biology, have been watched tens of millions of times.
Fumiko Hoeft, MD, PhD is a psychiatrist, neurophysiologist and cognitive neuroscientist. She is Director of BrainLENS at UConn and UCSF; Professor of Psychological Science, Mathematics, Neuroscience and Psychiatry, and the Director of the Brain Imaging Research Center at UConn; and Adjunct Professor at UCSF. For over 17 years, Hoeft has conducted research on learning and brain development, with focus on literacy and dyslexia, as well as the science of resilience. Her work has been covered in The New York Times, NPR, CNN, The New Yorker, and Scientific American.