Steven P. Rose, Ph.D. is a Neurobiologist
and Professor and Chair of the Department of Biology; and Director of Brain and
Behaviour Research Group at the Open University. Rose was born in London, 1938,
and was educated at Cambridge (double first class degree in Biochemistry, 1959).
His scientific interest in understanding the brain led him to take a PhD at the
Institute of Psychiatry in London (1961). Before joining the faculty at the Open
University in 1969, Rose conducted postdoctoral research at Oxford University
(Fellow, New College), University of Rome (NIH Fellow), and with the Medical
Research Council in London. He established the Brain and Behaviour Research
Group; he has focused his research on understanding the cellular and molecular
mechanisms of learning and memory. His research in this area has led to the
publication of some 300 research papers and various international honors and
medal awards including the Sechenov and Anokhin Medals (Russia) and the Ariens
Kappers medal (The Netherlands). In 2002 he was awarded the Biochemical Society
medal for excellence in public communication of science. During his time at the
Open University he has also held visiting professorships and appointments at the
Australian National University, Harvard University, University of Minnesota
(Hill Distinguished Visiting Professor) and the Exploratorium in San Francisco (Osher
He has been a Council member of the Research Defence Society and a member
of COPUS, the Committee on the Public Understanding of Science. He was the 1996
President of the Biology Section of the British Association for the Advancement
Rose, Steve (Ed.). From Brains to
Consciousness? Essays on the New Sciences of the Mind. Princeton
University Press: 1999.
Rose, Steven. Lifelines: Biology Beyond
Determinism. Oxford University Press: 1998.
Rose, Steven. Molecules and Mind:
Essays on Biology and the Social Order. John Wiley and Son, Ltd.:
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