Current Office Hours

With the current pandemic crisis, and consequent and necessary suspension of in-person classes and other campus activities, I will not be holding in-person office hours for the duration of the Spring semester. I'll very much miss doing that, for sure!

Office hours for my classes, now online, are announced within the classes.

MCB Neurobiology Advising: For major declaration, obtain a digital declaration form from the Undergraduate Advising Office and contact me by email to arrange for review and signature.

Please email me with any specific questions or concerns.

And, as we negotiate this crisis, remember to practice self-care: eat well (good nutrition); sleep well (8 hours); move around every day, hopefully with time outside; take time to sit quietly and focus on your breath, allow your breath to deepen and slow, activating your parasympathetic nervous system via your vagus nerve, a good thing to do for your body and your mind.

And practice, seriously practice, sheltering-in-place, social distancing, hand washing, not touching your face, etc. Social distancing is particularly critical at this time, for the good of our community.  Please read this cogent statement.

What might we take away from all this: as a planet we are highly interconnected, and as a species we are deeply interdependent; as we move forward, may we remember this; and, as a small but profound step in honoring that memory, may we radically increase funding and support for public health. I have found the prose poem linked here to be particularly beautiful and insightful.

I look forward to meeting in person again when we are able, and in the meantime wish you health and protection in the coming weeks and months!