Born, Hoquiam Washington in 1937. Raised in Aberdeen Washington and graduated from the University of Washington with BS and MD degrees. Interned in medicine at Johns Hopkins and completed a residency in Neurology at the New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center, New York City. Flight surgeon USAF for 2 years assigned to the School of Aerospace Medicine, San Antonia, Texas. Joined the faculty of Washington University in St Louis in 1971 and have remained there for the past 50 years.

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I acquired my research interest in brain circulation and metabolism as a neurology resident. I gained experience as a full-time researcher as part of my training. This research interest continued during my time in the USAF. I went to Washington University intrigued by the potential of cyclotron-produced radionuclides in biology and medicine and was fortunate to land in a laboratory that developed the first positron emission tomograph or PET device. My role to explore its use in examining the brain in health and disease. This has kept at the table in the development of imaging, both PET and MRI, which has become a major force in neuroscience both in the laboratory and at the bedside.

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Section 28: Systems Neuroscience