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Thomas Allen Woolsey

biologist , neuroscientist

Thomas Allen Woolsey, American neuroscientist, biologist. National Institutes of Health Research grantee, since 1970; George H. and Ethel R. Bishop scholar, since 1984; recipient McKnight Neurosci. Development award, 1982-1985, Jacob Javits award National Institutes of Health, 1993-2000; fellow John Simon Guggenheim Foundation, 2004.


Woolsey, Thomas Allen was born on April 17, 1943 in Baltimore. Son of Clinton Nathan and Harriet (Runion) Woolsey.


Bachelor of Science, University Wisconsin, 1965. Doctor of Medicine, Johns Hopkins, 1969.


Assistant professor anatomy Washington University School Medicine, St. Louis, 1971-1975, assistant professor anatomy, neurobiology, 1975-1977, associate professor anatomy, neurobiology, 1977-1980, associate professor anatomy, neurobiology, physiology biophysics, 1980-1983, coordinator neuroscience program, 1980-1984, senior neuroscientist, since 1982, professor neurology, neurological surgery, since 1984, director experimental neurology, neurological surgery, since 1984. Chairman, Washington University Teaching Space Evaluation, 1989-1990.


Fellow American Association for the Advancement of Science. Member American Association Anatomists, American Academy Neurology, St. Louis Academy of Sciences, Society Neurosci., Johns Hopkins Medical Surgical Association, Cajal Club.


  • Other Interests

    Hiking, history, woodworking.


Married Cynthia Tull Ward, June 8, 1969. Children: Alix, Timothy.

Clinton Nathan Woolsey

Harriet (Runion) Woolsey

Cynthia Tull Ward

Alix Woolsey

Timothy Woolsey