Larry Young, Ph.D.
Larry Young is one of the world's leading experts in the field of social behavioral neuroscience. He is the William P. Timmie Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Director of the Center for Translational Social Neuroscience at Emory University and Chief of the Division of Behavioral Neuroscience and Psychiatric Disorders at the Yerkes National Primate Research Center. Information of Larry’s lab can be found at his lab website.
Larry is on the editorial boards of the journals Neuroscience, Molecular Autism, and Social Neuroscience. He has been the associate editor of Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience, Pharmacology, Biochemistry and Behavior, and Hormones and Behavior. He reviews manuscripts for every major journal in his field, including Science and Nature. In 2008 he received the prestigious Golden Brain Award from the Minerva Foundation, which recognizes significant contributions to brain research. In 2009, he was elected as a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, this country's most prestigious science society. He has authored or co-authored nearly 200 research papers, essays, review articles, and book chapters. He has lectured around the world including public lectures to general audiences, like 250 members of the entertainment industry at a National Academy of Sciences Science and Entertainment Exchange screening of the movie "Valentine's Day" in Hollywood, and the 47th Nobel Conference Lecture at Gustavus Adolphus College (see the lecture here).
Larry’s research passion is in discovering the neural and genetic mechanisms that underlie how we interact with others, from loving partners to the community as whole. He is committed to translating this basic science understanding of the social brain into new treatment therapies for diseases in which social function is disrupted, such as autism.
Larry is a native of rural south Georgia where he learned to barbecue goat, a skill he uses to this day when introducing his lab members to his southern roots.
Brian R. Alexander
Brian Alexander is the author of several books including Rapture: How
Biotech Became the New Religion (Basic Books) and America Unzipped:
The Search for Sex and Satisfaction (Crown/Harmony). He's been a finalist
for the National Magazine Award and recognized by Medill School of Journalism's
John Bartlow Martin awards for public interest journalism, the Association of
Healthcare Journalists, and other organizations. Brian has written for many
magazines, newspapers and websites including the New York Times, the New York
Times Magazine, the Los Angeles Times, the Los Angeles Times Magazine, Esquire,
Outside, Wired, Details, Self, National Geographic Adventure, Science, Slate,
Huffington Post and many more. He has served as contributing editor at Wired
and Glamour magazines, and been a columnist and frequent contributor at msnbc.com.
He has appeared on national radio and television including NPR, Charlie Rose,
ESPN, the Today Show, CNN, and others.
Brian was born and raised in Lancaster, Ohio where he had one of the best
attendance records in the history of St. Mary's School.