David Edelman

David Edelman
David Edelman
Neuroscientist; Guest Investigator, Dartmouth College

A neuroscientist known primarily for his work in establishing a theoretical framework for the study of consciousness in non-human animals, DAVID EDELMAN has explored such diverse scientific problems as the biological basis of consciousness, the link between mitochondrial trafficking and the activity of neurons in the mammalian nervous system, and the link between homeodomain proteins and regulation of cell adhesion molecules during animal development. Currently a guest investigator at Dartmouth College, Edelman was most recently a lecturer in Psychology at the University of California, San Diego and the University of San Diego. Previously, he was professor of neuroscience at Bennington College, an associate fellow in experimental neurobiology at The Neurosciences Institute in San Diego, California, and an assistant professor of neurobiology at The Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla, California. Edelman has published in the journals, PLoS One, Journal of Biological Chemistry, Molecular and Cellular Neuroscience, Trends in Neurosciences, Consciousness and Cognition, and Animal Sentience, among others. Edelman and his wife, Heidi, live in San Diego, where they share their house with two rescued terriers, two loquacious green-cheeked conures, and a large, free-range red-eared slider.