Jocelyn Lippman-Bell


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My scientific training spans biology and neuroscience, with a focus on synaptic development. My research has spanned topics such as neuron/glia interaction at synapses during the period of synaptic formation and refinement, to exploring how neonatal seizures change molecular and cellular pathways at the synapse to contribute to the development of autistic behavior and epilepsy. In my current work, I focus largely on the development of excitatory synapses, and the mechanisms by which the responsive capacity of synaptic structures can be altered during brain development. A long-term goal of my research is not only to uncover the mechanisms underlying normal brain development, but also to provide a new line of research on which to base therapies for multiple neurodevelopmental deficits.

In addition to research, I have taught and assisted in multiple Neuroscience courses at Brown University, Harvard University, and Bryn Mawr College. I also have a passion for science writing, and have contributed content a range of publications and companies.

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Education/Academic qualification

Biology/Neuroscience, BA, Boston University

Neuroscience, PhD, Brown University


  • Neuroscience and Neurobiology