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neuroscientist

Russell G. Foster, British neuroscientist. Achievements include discovery of a third class of retinal photoreceptor. Recipient Honma Prize, Honma Science Committee, Japan, 1997, Science Medal, Zoological Society London, 1999, Cogan award, Association Research Vision and Ophthalmology, 2001, Edridge Green Lecture and Medal, Royal College Ophthalmologists, 2005; fellowship, Royal Society, 2008. Member of Athenaeum Club, London.

Background

Foster, Russell G. was born on August 19, 1959 in Aldershot, Hampshire, England. Son of Donald Western and Doreen Amy Foster.

Education

Bachelor of Science, University Bristol, England, 1980. Doctor of Philosophy, University Bristol, England, 1984.

Career

Professor circadian neuroscience University Oxford, England, since 2006, head department Nuffield laboratory ophthalmology, since 2007. Senior kurti fellow Brasenose College.U. Oxford, since 2006. Member strategy board Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council, Swindon, since 2006.

Panel member United Kingdom Panel Research Integrity Health and Biomedical Sciences, London, since 2006.

Achievements

  • Achievements include discovery of a third class of retinal photoreceptor.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author: (book) Rhythms of Life (Primo Galileo Science Book Prize, Padua, Italy, 2008).

Membership

Member of Athenaeum Club, London.

Connections

Married Elizabeth Ann Downes, August 11, 1984. Children: Charlotte Rose, William John, Victoria Sophie.

father:
Donald Western

mother:
Doreen Amy Foster

spouse:
Elizabeth Ann Downes

child:
Charlotte Rose Foster

child:
Victoria Sophie Foster

child:
William John Foster