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John D. MacArthur Campus adds new Associate Professor


FAU’s John D. MacArthur Campus adds Associate Professor to its Neuroscience Initiative 

Professor MacleodJUPITER, Fla. (January 6, 2014) - Florida Atlantic University’s John D. MacArthur Campus in Jupiter announced that Greg Macleod, Ph.D., joined its neuroscience group as an associate professor. Macleod formerly served as assistant professor at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio and is internationally known for his work on synapses. He has developed a number of optogenetic tools for the study of structure and function of synapses and their role in aging and disease. Macleod brings two active NIH grants to FAU.

“The Jupiter campus has dozens of neuroscientists bouncing ideas off each other,” said Macleod. “It has the buzz of a place where real breakthroughs might be made and I wanted to be part of it.”   

FAU is seeking two additional faculty members at the associate professor level. The university is building a neuroscience and biotechnology community together with the Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience and The Scripps Research Institute (both located on FAU’s MacArthur Campus in Jupiter).

“This is a very exciting time for us as researchers at FAU,” said Ken Dawson-Scully, Ph.D., FAU assistant professor and founder of Eco Neurologics, Inc. a new spin-off company. “FAU’s investment in the growth of Jupiter neuroscience will allow us to seamlessly integrate with our internationally recognized partners and close neighbors Max Planck and Scripps.” 



FAU’s MacArthur Campus in Jupiter offers a broad range of undergraduate and graduate degree programs.  The campus is home to the Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College, the Lifelong Learning Society, and research facilities of Scripps Florida and the Max Planck Florida Institute.  

About Florida Atlantic University:  
Florida Atlantic University, established in 1961, officially opened its doors in 1964 as the fifth public university in Florida. Today, the University, with an annual economic impact of $6.3 billion, serves more than 30,000 undergraduate and graduate students at sites throughout its six-county service region in southeast Florida. FAU’s world-class teaching and research faculty serves students through 10 colleges: the Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters, the College of Business, the College for Design and Social Inquiry, the College of Education, the College of Engineering and Computer Science, the Graduate College, the Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College, the Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine, the Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing and the Charles E. Schmidt College of Science. FAU is ranked as a High Research Activity institution by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. The University is placing special focus on the rapid development of three signature themes – marine and coastal issues, biotechnology and contemporary societal challenges – which provide opportunities for faculty and students to build upon FAU’s existing strengths in research and scholarship. For more information, visit www.fau.edu .

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