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The Developing Brain in Health and Disease

A Special Article Collection in Tribute to Verne S. Caviness, Jr., M.D., D. Phil.

This article collection presents original and review articles on normal brain development and its responses to pathological processes. The subject matter ranges from studies using experimental animal models to the developing and mature human brain. The technologies range from neuroanatomy, neuroimaging to proteomics. The Collection is a token tribute to the enormous contributions of Dr. Verne Caviness to the fields of developmental neurobiology as well as child and adult neurology.

Dr. Caviness (pictured right in a photograph taken in Harvard Yard in the winter of 1961-62, when he was in his late 20s, and a proctor in a Harvard student residence hall) made pioneering contributions to our understanding of the mechanisms governing neurogenesis and neuronal migration in the developing brain.

He graduated from Duke University, Durham, NC, and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA. Upon completion of clinical training at the Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA, Dr. Caviness served as Captain and Chief of Neurology to the US Air Force Hospital in Tachikawa, Japan. Dr. Caviness was the Chief of Child Neurology at the Massachusetts General Hospital and successively held the positions of Joseph and Rose Kennedy Professor of Child Neurology and Mental Retardation, Giovanni Armenise Professor of Neurology, and the Giovanni Armenise Distinguished Professor of Neurology Emeritus at Harvard Medical School.

Edited by

Pradeep G. Bhide, Ph.D. – Florida State University College of Medicine, Tallahassee, FL

Gregg D. Stanwood, Ph.D. – Florida State University College of Medicine, Tallahassee, FL

Portrait Verne S. Caviness

Reproduced with permission from Madeline H. Caviness, Ph.D. Rockport, MA.


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