Prof Bruce McEwen

Stress expert

Prof Bruce McEwen is a pioneering neuroscientist, who's work and research has spanned many generations. Prof McEwen is Head of the Harold and Margaret Milliken Hatch Laboratory of Neuroendocrinology at Rockefeller University. The McEwen lab has been at the forefront of research on the impact of stress hormones on the brain.

Since his first publication in 1959, Prof McEwen has published more than 700 papers. He is co-author of the book The End of Stress As We Know It with science writer Elizabeth Norton Lasley and another book The Hostage Brain with science writer Harold M. Schmeck. His expertise and work have been featured on ABC, NBC, CNN, PBS, NPR, BBC, The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Science, Nature and many others.

Prof McEwen has received numerous awards including a share of the IPSEN Foundation Prize in Neuroplasticity, the Gold Medal award from the Society for Biological Psychiatry, the Pasarow Award in Neuropsychiatry, the British Endocrine Society’s Dale Medal, the Goldman-Rakic Prize for Cognitive Neuroscience from the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation and the Karl Spencer Lashley Award from the American Philosophical Society.

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