SAPOLSKY is a professor of biological sciences at Stanford University
and of neurology at Stanford's School of Medicine. He is also a research
associate at the National Museums of Kenya. While his primary research,
on stress and neurological disease, is in the laboratory, for twenty-three
years he has made annual trips to the Serengeti of East Africa to study
a population of wild baboons and the relationship between personality
and patterns of stress-related disease in these animals.
book, A Primate's Memoir, grew out of the years spent in Africa.
He is also the author of Stress, the Aging Brain, and the Mechanisms
of Neuron Death, and two books for nonscientists, The Trouble
With Testosterone and Other Essays on the Biology of the Human
Predicament and Why Zebras Don't Get Ulcers: A Guide to Stress,
Stress-Related Diseases and Coping.
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