Judith Eisen, Department of Biology

Judith Eisen

Practice Areas: Nervous System Development, STEM Education, Science Literacy, Science Communication

Judith Eisen is an academic expert in early development of the nervous system, including interactions with host resident microbes. At the University of Oregon, she is a professor of biology and a member of the Institute of Neuroscience. She is also the co-founder and co-director of UO’s Science Literacy Program. Judith is considered a pioneer in establishing zebrafish as a model to study the nervous system. She is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and a 2010 recipient of a prestigious Guggenheim Fellowship.

Contact: eisen@uoregon.edu 


Recent Media:
Gut Bacteria Might Shape Social Behavior (Smithsonian Magazine, Nov. 29, 2022)
Study shows how the gut’s nervous system affects microbes (Around the O, Feb. 14, 2022)
UO team will use zebrafish in new study of aquatic symbioses (Around the O, Aug. 11, 2020)
New five-year grant funds study of bacteria in brain development (Around the O, April 29, 2020)
UO biologist Judith Eisen elected into elite American academy (Around the O, April 23, 2018)
Unwind the strands, unlock the secrets (Around the O, Nov. 1, 2016)