[FUN_Mail] Highlighting diversity in neuroscience

William Ju wmyh.ju at utoronto.ca
Sat Dec 15 09:13:23 EST 2018

Echoing Judith's sentiment - her story is a very interesting/compelling one as well!

Dr. William Ju, M.Sc., Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Teaching Stream
University of Toronto
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If you include any development in your course, consider some of Rita Levi-Montalcini’s classic papers.  She has a compelling personal story.
- Judy Ogivie

On Dec 14, 2018, at 7:52 PM, William Ju <wmyh.ju at utoronto.ca<mailto:wmyh.ju at utoronto.ca>> wrote:

Hi Kristen

I  teach a 3rd year neurobiology course (several in fact) and it sounds similar in scope to yours. I like to highlight the work of Carl Hart (African American psychologist and chair of Culumbia University) as well as Ben Barres (born Barbara Barres). There are also more controversial ones that I highlight - and happy to discuss these too! Great to see this working in to mainstream neuro and would love to see the assignments you develop around these (and would love to compare)

Best wishes,


Dr. Bill Ju, M.Sc., Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Teaching Stream
University of Toronto
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Hi all,

I teach an Introduction to Neurobiology course which covers neurophysiology, cellular basis of learning and memory and some sensory and motor systems. I like to use research from classic or current papers to highlight these concepts and I’d like to increase the diversity of scientists that I highlight. To that end, I’m looking for suggestions of papers that are from diverse scientists, in all the ways that is defined, that are related to the course concepts. The students love to hear details about the scientists so any background information or back story about the science would be welcome.

Thanks in advance!


Kristen Frenzel, Ph.D.

Associate Director and Senior Lecturer

Neuroscience & Behavioral Biology Program

Emory University

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