January 10, 2011

Brain Science Institute honors Director Jack Griffin

The Johns Hopkins Brain Science Institute held a two-day symposium last week to honor its director, John “Jack” Griffin, also University Distinguished Service Professor in the Department of Neurology, professor of neuroscience and pathology, and a world-recognized researcher of the peripheral nervous system’s cellular neurobiology.

The Friends of the Axon, Schwann Cell and Jack Griffin Scientific Symposium, held Jan. 7 and 8 in the School of Medicine’s Sheldon Hall, included both scientific talks covering current research and personal ones honoring Griffin’s own research, mentorship, collaborations and career.

Representing Johns Hopkins as presenters and commentators were Justin McArthur, Edward D. Miller, David Zee, Guy McKhann, Klaus Toyka, Ahmet Hoke, David Ginty, Alex Kolodkin, Michael J. Caterina, Janice Clements, Rick Huganir, Jeffrey Rothstein, Charlotte Sumner, Gihan Tennekoon, Thomas Lloyd and Mohamed Farah. Also participating in the symposium were faculty members from universities across the United States and abroad.