Pub. date: 2008 | Online Pub. Date: September 15, 2008 | DOI: 10.4135/9781412963954 | Print ISBN: 9781412959087 | Online ISBN: 9781412963954| Publisher:SAGE Publications, Inc.About this encyclopedia
A LEADER IN the field of neuroscience and stem cell—neurobiology research, Arturo Alvarez—Buylla has been involved in considerable research into the assembly of brains, brain tumors, and their repair as well as the ontogeny and the phylogeny of behavior. This work has covered not only developmental biology, developmental neuroscience, and neurobiology but also molecular and cellular neu—robiology, as well as the field of plasticity. Dr. Alvarez—Buylla has himself been involved in designing a device for mounting tissue sections on histological slides, developing a digital stereotaxic apparatus for mice and songbirds, working on a computer—based mapping system for tissue sections, and developing fluorescent staining techniques. Arturo Alvarez—Buylla completed his Bachelor of Science degree at Queen's University, Kingston, Canada, in 1978, and from 1981 to 1982 he studied at the Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico (UNAM), in Coyoacân with an Undergraduate International Fellowship, remaining at the university until 1983, when he gained ...