Collection FC147 - Stephen M. Highstein Reprints


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Stephen M. Highstein Reprints



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Stephen Morris Highstein MD, PhD (1939-2014) was an animal physiologist and professor Washington University School of Medicine for 25 years (1983-2009) in two different departments: Anatomy and Cell biology (later Neurobiology) and Otolaryngology. Before his tenure at Washington University, he rose from assistant professor to full professor at The Albert Einstein College of Medicine from 1974-1983. He then moved to the Marine Biological Laboratory at Woods Hole to serve as Senior Scientist in 2009.

Highstein studied the efferent nerve of the toadfish at the Marine Biological Laboratory at Woods Hole in the summers from 1980 to 1987 because the toadfish embodies a near perfect anatomy for studying how the brain controls its own sensory perception. This research grew out of his 20 year study of the vestibular or equilibrium systems of mammals. He earned is B.S. in Engineering in 1961 from the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, his M.D. from the University of Maryland in 1965, and PhD in physiology from the University of Tokyo in 1976.

*Source: Outlook Magazine, Fall 1987, page 16-19; and American Men and Women of Science, 2003, v 3. page 691.

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Item description, Reference Code, Bernard Becker Medical Library Archives, Washington University in St. Louis.

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  • English

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  • Latin

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