William T. Newsome, a Stanford neuroscientist, will receive the 6th annual Jay Pepose ’75 Award in Vision Science on March 18. Newsome will deliver a lecture, “A New Look at Gating: Selective Integration of Sensory Signals through Network Dynamics,” on March 18 at 4:00 PM. The lecture will be held in Gerstenzang 121 and is open to the public.
Professor Newsome’s research at Stanford has helped scientists better understand the connection between visual perception and visually guided behavior. Newsome is the Harman Family Provostial Professor at the Stanford School of Medicine and is the Vincent V.C. Woo Director of the Stanford Neuroscience Institute.
The Pepose Award is funded by a $1 million endowment through a gift from Brandeis alumni Jay Pepose ’75, MA’75, P’08, P’17, and his wife, Susan K. Feigenbaum ’74, P’08, P’17, through the Lifelong Vision Foundation. The endowment also supports graduate research fellowships in vision science.