Grae Davis

Graeme Davis, PhD is the Morris Herzstein Distinguished Professor of Medicine within the Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics at the University of California, San Francisco. 

Davis is the former Chairman of the Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics at UCSF. He has been an active member of the UCSF Neuroscience and Tetrad graduate programs throughout his career and is the former director of an internationally recognized practical course in neuroscience hosted at the Marine Biological Laboratory. 


Davis and his laboratory have pioneered a rapidly growing sub-field of neuroscience termed ‘homeostatic plasticity’. This area of research seeks to define how the nervous system remains resilient to perturbation throughout life, with implications for the onset and progression of diverse psychiatric and neurological disorders ranging from autism and schizophrenia to Alzheimer’s and ALS, as well as the inevitable adverse effects caused by advancing age. 

Julia Liebowitz

Lead Admin and Communications Director of Kavli IFN. Julia received her Bachelors from Loyola Marymount University in Communication Studies and a Masters degree in Media, Communications, and International Journalism from the University of Glasgow. Prior to joining KIFN, Julia gained experience in television, entertainment, and video journalism. Julia has a passion for communicating the complexities of fundamental science to the general public in order to broaden understanding, promote education and increase support for science. 

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